Grey Nurse Shark Dive with Sunreef

Grey Nurse Shark Dive

Double Dive

Duration: Approximately 5 hours

Meeting point: Sunreef at The Wharf, Mooloolaba

Price: $99 charter fee

If you need to hire gear, or would like to combine this with a Nitrox (Enriched Air) Course,  please see our booking form for more information.

Depth range: 14 – 22 metres

Suitable for: Open water certified divers and above (and Open Water student dives 3 & 4)

Dive site is at Wobby Rock. This trip is dependent on sea conditions and has a very limited season.

What you can expect

During the winter months of the year, Wobby Rock  becomes a transitional home for the endangered Grey Nurse Shark. Often observed in groups circling the rock topography, this species of shark is not aggressive and provides fantastic opportunities for the underwater photographer and videographer. 

Topography of the site features lovely boulders at the bottom of this site, which ranges from 14 to 22 metres deep, you may also choose to explore the small swim-throughs at this site.

Other marine life you may encounter include wobbegong sharks, large schools of surgeon fish, turtles, rays, cuttlefish, eels and tropical reef fish.

Check in at Sunreef starts at the time outlined on your confirmation email or text. When you arrive, we will see you at our check in desk and ensure that your gear is organized. If you bring your own gear, our crew can carry it down to the dock where you can set up the gear. If we know you are hiring gear, everything will be organized for you prior to check in.

On departure to the Local Reefs, our trained crew will provide a thorough briefing for all our divers about the sites we will visit and will answer any questions you may have about it. Once the boat exits the calm waters of the Mooloolaba River system, it is around a 15 minute ride to the site. The vessel will be moored and our crew will help you set up to get in the water.

Each dive is planned to last for either 50 minutes or will end to have you on the surface with 50 bar (whichever one comes first).

Every dive is different depending on the conditions that day and time.

Between dives, we will come up for a surface interval where you are provided snacks and water. Feel free to bring along your own snacks if you have allergies or would like more substantial food.

The divers then return to the shop, where we will have refreshments and hot wedges or chips ready for you while we debrief. While this is happening we will unload the vessel and wash all your gear for you if you so wish.

Read more about the Sunshine Coast dive sites we may visit.

Divers please read the following

Trip confirmations: As with all our dives, your confirmation of the trip will depend on the sea conditions and weather. We will monitor this closely and if the weather or sea conditions are unsuitable, we will let you know as soon as we can. We will send out an email and text message the day before your trip around 3:30 pm to inform you of the status of the trip and its departure time.

If you have not dived in the last 2 years or more: You will be required to complete either a Scuba Review/Refresher Course or a Reactivate Course before you can participate in any diving activities. We will be able to arrange these courses for you on most days at set times. Please contact us on +61 7 5444 5656 for more information.

Seasickness and equalization: If you find yourself dealing with seasickness or being unable to equalize, our crew will look after you and ensure you are comfortable and safe. However, as this is not something in our control we will not issue any rebookings or refunds for inability to equalize or being seasick and not completing dives. We suggest you consider seasickness tablets to minimize the risk of seasickness affecting your trip. We will attempt where possible to help you equalize as we descend however we are responsible for the safety of all members of our groups therefore if we cannot in sufficient time and with the safety of the other divers help you descend we will take you back to the surface and you will be unable to complete that dive, we will however where possible take you back in on the second dive and help you try again.

Equipment:

If you have all your own equipment, please remember that for the Local Reef dives, you must have a snorkel, computer, SMB, and a whistle.. These items are required along with the rest of your scuba equipment (BCD, tanks, weights regulators, mask, snorkel, fins, wet suit, gloves).

If you don’t have all your equipment, all of the above required items are available for purchase or hire from our shop along with the rest of the necessary scuba equipment (BCD, tanks, weights regulators, mask, snorkel, fins, wet suit, gloves).

Diver Statement: Each diver must complete a Sunreef Diver Statement before diving with us. This will be sent out to you with your booking confirmation. If any of the medical questions on your Diver Statement or at check in are answered ‘YES’, a doctor’s clearance may be required before you can dive with us. If a doctor’s clearance is required and cannot be produced on the day of your dive, the cancellation policies on our Terms and Conditions will apply.

Parking: The Wharf complex has all day parking available, however please keep in mind especially if you are on an 11:30 am or later trip that parking can sometimes get very busy. Please give yourself at least 15-20 minutes for parking. We recommend that you park your vehicle in the Sea Life (Underwater World) car park at The Wharf Mooloolaba, 123 Parkyn Parade. You can find a parking map of The Wharf Mooloolaba here.