Elephant Rock

Elephant Rock is so named because of the shape of the rock on the point. It really does look like an elephant head! (Ask the crew to point it out to you). A kelp garden ridge reaches towards the north with lots of exciting discoveries. Red Indian fish which hide amongst the kelp are hard to identify due to their camouflage. A great photograph opportunity. You will find Ornate Wobbegongs, Hinge-backed Shrimp, Pairs of Old Wives, a variety of Wrass. This is a great naturalist dive to identify a variety of species.

Drop down the anchor line into an approximately 11 meters of water. Head in a northerly direction meandering across the kelp. You will reach approximately 14 meters the end where the kelp meets the sandy bottom. Look out for Shovel Nosed Rays, schooling Bull Rays and Port Jacksons in the winter. Turtles also cruise through this area. Other sandy bottom dwellers are the Fortesque. Be careful with your buoyancy. If you’re pricked by one of their spines it can be very painful. Head back along the kelp ridge admiring the fish. Note how some school in large groups, some as individuals and some in pairs. Exit via the anchor line completing you three minute Safety stop at 5 meters.