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Shark Gutters is one of the most popular dive sites to spot grey nurse sharks.

Name Dive Site:Shark Gutters
Depth: 16-35m (52-114ft)
Inserted/Added by: fishrock

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Located on the southern side of Fish Rock Cave are the Shark Gutters. Three massive gutters which shelves up to a depth of 16 metres and descending to a depth of 35 metres, perfect for scuba diving and spotting sharks. Grey nurse sharks are found here during most of the year, with large numbers being sighted from early May through to August. These majestic creatures are a must to dive with, and are used to cruising past divers eager to catch a glimpse. It is not uncommon to see up to 20 different nurse sharks circling above you or passing by.

Fish Rock (and Green Island) are both designated as Grey Nurse Shark Critical Habitats because the sharks are known to gather to feed, mate and pup at both these locations. Critical habitat areas are 200 metres out from the islands with an additional 800 meter buffer zone. Rules for diving and fishing in the critical habitats came into effect on 1 December 2002. As you are no doubt aware work continues to protect the Grey Nurse Shark whose numbers are seriously low.


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