Barrens Hut

Barrens Hut is claimed by many to be the best reef dive in Sydney.  I tend to agree.  It's absolutely covered in plant and fish life, visibility is excellent and it's easily accessible by boat.  We put the boat in at Dolans Bay in Lilli Pilli (just round the corner from Shiprock) and motor out of Port Hacking.  GPS co-ordinates we use are 34.08983oS 151.17422oE.  This puts us at the start of The Split which can be a dive of it's own. Using a bottom sounder we can quickly find the reef line and drop anchor right on top of the reef.  The sand is at around 26m and the reef rises sharply to less than 15m.  There are at lest 3 swim throughs, the best having a small cave entrance on the sandy bottom and then rising sharply like a chimney to the top of the reef.  PJs are common here in winter, we have seen a sunfish here as well.  There are always cuttles around and myriads of other fish.  Definitely a boat dive it is well worth it.

Anchor Reef
Barrens Hut
Bare Island
Magic Point
6 Fathom Reef
Camp Cove
Whale watch platform
Osborn Shoals
Cape Bank Cavern
Point Tupei
Minmi Trench
Henry Head
Middle Ground 10-11-07
Maccas Reef 20-01-07
Old Mans Hat 09-01-10
Gordons Bay 09-01-08
Pizza Reef
Wedding Cake Isl 01-07-06
Marley Point
Shelley Beach 13-04-08
Chowder Bay 02-03-08
The Gullies 21-04-07
Clifton  Gardens 05-04-07
Shark Point 30-07-05
Merries Reef 23-06-06
Cape Bailey/Voodoo 17-11-07
Colours reef 03-02-08
Blue Fish 09-02-08
Clovelly Pool 13-07-08
Container Wall 02-08-08
Red flag 18-02-06
Jibbon Bommie  08-11-08
The Pinnacles 12-12-09
The Split 14-08-10
Tabbagai Point 18-12-10
Bass & Flinders 02-04-11
Bypass reef
Midway reef
Pistol Crack
M&K reef

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