Cuttlefish Dive Experience – Whyalla – Eyre Peninsula
|Start Point||Black Point or Stony Point, Whyalla|
|End Point||Black Point or Stony Point, Whyalla|
|Time||1 Hours – Scuba Diving|
Each year between May and August, tens of thousands of Australian Giant Cuttlefish descend on the coastline of Whyalla for their annual ritual of mating and spawning. This phenomenon is the greatest mass gathering of the animal anywhere and attracts thousands of divers from all over the world to witness it.
Some infrastructure has been installed at Black Point and Stony Point to enable access to the cuttlefish. At Black Point there is a wooden staircase which leads down to the rocky shoreline. At the Santos western boundary fence there is a 60 metre pathway made of recycled materials which leads down over the rocks to the high water mark (access to the Santos side of the fence line is prohibited). Please note there are no toilet and shower facilities at these locations but these are available closer to the lighthouse.
The water temperature is between 12 C and 15 C from June to August.
You can snorkel or scuba dive with the cuttlefish.
More information available from the Whyalla Website here.
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