Lou’s Rock (Reef)

Image by Vadim Kurland.

Located to the north-east of Bushranger’s Bay is this rocky outcrop which features some of the most diverse marine life to be found on the south coast.

The north of the island is home to a shallow, kelp forest (reef) about 6 metres deep. To the south, the rock slope steeps 30 metres underwater before reaching a level sand bed. Gorgonians and sponges populate the slope and provide shelter for a large array of fish. This site is vulnerable to the prevailing conditions but is great for drift diving. The team at Shellharbour Scuba Centre believe this reef if one of the best dive sites in New South Wales but come, dive and decide for yourself – you won’t be disappointed!