There are a number of shore dives around the Merimbula, Tathra and Eden area. These dives offer numerous varieties of sea life such as rays, cuttlefish, groper, octopus, moray eels, sponges and spectacular soft corals. See our photo album Merimbula Sea Life .
Click here for printable information sheets on some of our dive sites.
1. Merimbula Wharf
Rated by many as one of Australia’s top ten shore-dive sites. This is where we often conduct our open water courses and try dives.
It is only a few minutes from the lodge, easily accessible, usually protected and with a great variety of sealife. Dolphins, seals and whales often visit the bay, rays are commonly seen. Weedy Sea Dragons, octupus, cuttlefish and many fish species will delight the eye of both novice and regular divers.
The Aquarium and Wharf restaurant is a great place to relax between dives. Enjoy a fine dining experience inside or just a bowl of hot chips and a drink overlooking the wharf. For those who don’t dive, the aquarium has a great display of local and exotic fish, sharks, octopus, crays, cuttlefish and even “Nemo” and his tropical friends.
2. Bar Beach
2 – 10 m, uplake from the wharf this is a beautiful place for snorkelling and try dives – with a great kiosk in Summer.
3. Short Point
2 – 12 m, a wonderful beach to access this dive and relax afterwards – but has to be calm to dive safely.
4. Tathra Wharf
2 – 10m, fantastic sea life around this wharf has attracted photographers from near and far.
5. Kianinny Bay
3 – 18m, within the township of Tathra at the Kianniny Boatramp a lovely dive in the right weather conditions.