Seal Gully is aptly named after the Australian Fur Seals that often camp at this spot when not hauled out on the drying section of Beware Reef. This site lies immediately to the south-east of the drying reef.
It is a large crack in the rock about 6 metres deep that runs to the south for over 50 metres before broadening out into deeper water at its southern end. This is a beautiful dive for small groups as the space on hand does not allow for much manoeuvring by the diver.
The top lip of the gully is covered in cray weed and bull kelp so it is better to dive within the confines of the gully where the real action is. The two walls of the gully are teeming with invertebrate life: Jewell anemones, zoanthids, soft and hard corals, hydroids, bryzoan, sponges, and nudibranchs to name but a few.
The younger seals will always be inquisitive and will often come and take a look to check you out, so be ready with the camera for that special shot. Even though this is one of the shallowest dives, this site can be prone to extreme currents and heavy surges, so both divers and skippers of boats be aware of the conditions before entering the water. Seals are protected by law.
Dive Type: Reef Dive
Imported from The Scuba Doctor