Julian Rocks is a world class dive site located just off Cape Byron. The distinct exposed rock is visible from anywhere along Byron Bays shoreline. Julian Rocks is a declared marine park and a magnet for diverse marine life.
HOW TO GET TO JULIAN ROCKS?
Julian Rocks is only accessible by boat. There are a few dive centres to choose from, 2 of which are based in Byron Bays town centre (Sundive and Byron Bay Dive Centre) and offer single dive tours on most days of the week. They launch their RIB boats from the beach and it is only a short boat ride to the rock. If you are keen for a more comfortable dive boat and a double dive rather than a single dive then Blue Bay Divers at Brunswick Heads is your go to dive operator.
JULIAN ROCKS MARINE LIFE
The rock has it all! Manta Rays and Leopard Sharks in summer and Grey Nurse Sharks in winter. Turtles, Wobbegong Sharks, Rays and all sorts of different species of fish all year round. The rocky nature also provides the perfect living space for smaller critters.
JULIAN ROCKS DIVE SPOTS
For basic orientation, the site is divided and nicknamed as follows;
- Cod Hole
- Cray Cave
- The Trench
A general dive site map can be found here.
GENERAL DIVING CONDITIONS
Diving conditions at the Julian Rocks can be described as easy. The site offers sections for all experience levels including snorkelers and introductory scuba divers. There is often a mild to medium current in some areas hence drift diving is the preferred way to dive the rock. There are several moorings around Julian Rocks which makes charter operations simple and safe. Visibility is often good and ranges between 10-20m. Of course you can always have the odd day with a green 5m or less.