Seal Cove

Location: Althorpes Island
State: SA
Diver Qualification: Open Water
Average Depth: 8mtrs
Max Depth: 15mtrs
Average Visibility: 15mtrs
Access Type: BOAT
Directions: Around the side of Althorpes Island, Marion Bay. Smuggler Charters (In the dive boat section of this website) run regular trips there, from November to May, every year
Description: A fairly narrow cove, that is home to a huge seal population. This is a great dive to finish of a cylinder of air, when you already have your bag limit of whatever it is your chasing. The seals here are used to divers, and are EXTREMELY playful.

There are more than 150 seals here, and at no time will you have less than 10 in the water with you. They come right up to you, and have a good look, and copy any moves you make. If you roll over, they will to, if you twist, they will too. Amazing.

There are also two of the biggest, friendliest groupers in the area, that live in this cove. Will quite often let divers pat them, esp if you feed them with some abalone or crayfish first!