Nelson Bay is a coastal town found on the Tomaree Penninsula of Port Stephens and is a very popular scuba diving destination. It is located about 40 mins north of Newcastle and scuba divers from all around Australia head to Nelson Bay for diving. Nelson Bay is home to some of the best shore scuba diving in all of Australia with the Port Stephens-Great Lakes Marine Park containing some of of the best sponge gardens on the east coast of Australia. There are 5 main divesites in the Nelson Bay area that are popular scuba diving locations:

Halifax Park | Fly Point | The Pipeline | Little Beach | Seahorse Gardens | Maps

Download Article on Scuba Diving in Nelson Bay (4.5mb pdf)

Below are photo galleries that have been developed to assist scuba divers in the identification of any species they may encounter on their dives within Nelson Bay. All the below images were taken within Port Stephens.

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(including Opisthobranchs and Seahares)
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