Michael McFadyen's Scuba Diving - Sea Horses of Bare Island
Bare Island is the most amazing dive location. There are at least 10 different dives that can be done with only small sections being repeated (on the way to or from the main aim of the dive). The marine life is astounding considering how we have treated Botany Bay since Lieutenant James Cook, RN, first entered the Bay in April 1770 and his compatriate, Captain Arthur Phillip, RN, bought the First Fleet into the same Bay in 1788.
Bare Island has some many different types of marine life that help make it so special. One of these are sea horses. So far all the sea horses I have seen are big belly sea horses, but there is a possibility that some White's sea horses may be in the area. The sea horses are found in a number of different locations:
|All the above sea horses were seen in 2005||Seen on the Deep Wall on 21 October 2023|
|Seen on the Deep Wall on 21 October 2023||Seen near start of IR1 on 31 October 2023|
|Seen on Sea Tulip Rocks from August 2020 to April 2021||This one on the same rock as one as at left and seen for same period|
For more information about the dives, go to the Bare Island Dives index.