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Dive Review of Cape Dive, Octopus Garden, self in
Australia/SW of Western Australia

Cape Dive, Octopus Garden, self: "3 Dives in Geographe Bay, Western Australia", Apr, 2018,

by Andrew Falconer , WA, AU (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 27 reports with 4 Helpful votes). Report 10213.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vanuatu, South Africa, Iceland, Scotland, Norway, Cuba, Maldives, Chuuk, Galapagos, Phillipines, Sri Lanka
Closest Airport Perth international Getting There Bus, train or car, sites two to three hours south of the airport

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas
Water Temp 20 to 23 Celsius Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 10 to 15 Meters

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 50 bar air or 60 mins
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals N/A Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

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Snorkeling N/A
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Beginners 3 stars
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Comments Two Wrecks and Jetty

As a resident of the Bunbury region in the south west of Western Australia for about twenty years, the waters of Geographe bay are my local dive spots. Apart from the Busselton jetty, which has survived for well over a century, at least one cyclone and one fire, they also contain two deliberately sunk dive wrecks, the Lena and the Swan.
There are other dives in Geographe bay, especially if you like to hunt crayfish in the season, but as I don't, the two wrecks and the jetty are what I usually once each year. The diving season runs approximately from October through to May, with the best months usually December to March, when the sea is calm, visibility good and water temperature 20 to 23 degrees.
Both wrecks and the end section of the jetty are protected from fishing altho ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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