update on edition 4 of Peter Stone's Dive Australia.
full details on DIVE AUSTRALIA.
SHOPS AND SERVICES
shop list for current Australian dive shops.
BAY, WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Bay is a tiny coastal community on the South Coast of Western Australia,
180 kms east of Albany. It has a permanent population of about 200 people,
who work generally in the tourism, fishing or farming industry, or are
the summer season and Easter break the population swells to well over 5000,
with many families from the inland farming areas maintaining holiday homes
here. Traditionally Bremer Bay has been known as a fishing mecca, with
salmon fishing just one of the favored forms of fishing.
diving here is in a temperate water zone, so the water temp ranges
from 17 0 C in winter to 21 0 C in summer. There is an almost endless
range of bays facing different directions, so almost in any weather conditions
diving is possible. There are a huge variety of shore diving and
boat diving sites to choose from, and the diving suits all levels from
beginner to experienced.
marine environment is very varied for itís position and includes many hard
and soft corals normally associated with warmer waters.
of the big features of the diving here are the Sea Dragons, both Weedy
and Leafy varieties, which are seen on most dives, once they have been
pointed out to you!
corals in fantastic reds and pinks are found on many dive sites.
Colourful sponge life abounds on all reef walls on the granite reef in
water depth mainly ranges from 10 M to 25 M on most dives.
main areas for diving that are accessible from shore dives are the Back
Beach Bommie, which consists of two rocky coral outcrops approximately
100 M from shore in a maximum of 10 M of water. Although it is a
relatively small site, there is so much to see that many hours and many
dives can be spent on this one site without seeing it all. Many weedy
sea dragons abound here, some dives as many as a dozen and more have been
seen in one area. It is accessible during calm weather, or when the
surf is not too big.
shore dives are at Little Boat Harbour, which faces a northwesterly direction
and has a new dive trail, which was a Coastcare /Coastwest project and
consists of fourteen  concrete plinths with photographs and information
of the varied life found at this site. It was installed in 2001.
This is another easy dive, with plenty to see, and has both weedy and leafy
sea dragons on many occasions. Boat diving is fantastic in Bremer Bay,
off Peppermints beach and Dillon bay.
services consist of Lebens Diving Services/Bremer Bay Dive and Sports
situated at 11 Gnombup Terrace, Bremer Bay.
 9837 4440 A/H  9837 4296; mobile 0427 374 440
courses and instruction, tank fills, hire gear, charters, retail sales
and equipment repairs all available
note that DIVE CENTRE BONDI as listed on page 163, has the incorrect
phone numbers. They should read Phone (02) 9369 3855 Fax (02) 9369 3152.
Sportscene, 136 Gray Street, Hamilton, Vic 3300.
Diving Instruction. 153 Melbourne Road, North Geelong, Vic 3215
and Kathleen Mabbett. Phone/fax (03) 5272 2181
Scene. 406 Shute Harbour Road, Airlie Beach, Qld, 4802.
858). Garry and Shirley Warren (formerly of Jervis Bay Sea Sports).
(07) 4948 1090 Fax: (07) 4948 1095
Williams is now the new owner of Jervis Bay Seasports.
finish, kaput, business no longer operating:
and Dive, Narre Warren, Victoria
Dive Centre, West Rosebud, Victoria.
Coast Dive Centre, Southport, Qld.
Dive, Perth, WA.
Dive Centre, Dianella, WA.
Narrabeen Dive Centre, Sydney, NSW.
Scuba Academy, Crydon, Sydney, NSW.
Bay Dive Centre, Jonson St, Byron Bay, NSW
Hedland Dive Supplies, Port Hedland, WA
Queensland Primary Industries Department
at 230 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane.
Administration Maritime Centre
postal address of GPO Box 32, Sydney.
Industry Victoria Association Incorporated.
1063 Ashwood, Victoria, 3147, Australia.
Bowman, President. Phone: 1800 81 61 51 . (03) 9809 5666.
(03) 9809 5677. Web site www.diva.asn.au