The South West Rocks Dive Centre is a family owned and operated business leading dives to Fish Rock for the past 35+ years

Dive Shop

The South West Rocks Dive Centre offers the following services and facilities to the travelling diver:

  • Daily charters to Fish Rock Cave
  • Professional experienced dive guides
  • Three MSB surveyed dive boats
  • Experienced local skippers
  • Equipment sales and service
  • Brand new hire equipment
  • All regulators are new with computers & compasses
  • New wet suits and BCD’s
  • Air and Nitrox fills and hire tanks available
  • Nitrox membrane compressor allows Nitrox fills in any tank

  • Digital underwater cameras for hire
  • The best gear washing and secure drying facilities
  • BBQ facilities with large relaxation area
  • On-site purpose built divers lodge and private accommodation
  • Continental breakfast daily with accommodation
  • Laundry facilities available in dive shop
  • Eftpos facilities
  • Central location – shops, restaurants, hotels and beaches
  • Internet access & DVD burning for your digital photos
  • Public telephones and post office pickup box


Dive Boats


Double dives to Fish Rock Cave and other exciting destinations in the South West Rocks area depart daily onboard our Three surveyed dive vessels: Viper, Fish Rocket and Sea Wolf.

We are most proud to announce we have added yet another vessel to our fleet named ‘VIPER‘. This is a custom built 8 metre Oceaneer Custom vessel with a wide 3.1 metre beam. It has proven to be a hit with divers and a great new asset to this ever expanding business. It is surveyed for 11 divers, 2 dive masters and captain.

Our second vessel is appropriately named ‘Fish Rocket‘. We put this vessel into service after customising it to maximise divers comfort and fitted it out with a huge 300hp. Fish Rocket comfortably also seats 11 divers, 2 dive masters and a captain.

SeaWolf is our 3rd vessel, this boat is used for smaller groups of 6-8 divers with a dive master and captain. Being part of our fleet for nearly 10 years now SeaWolf has proven it self to be an extremely reliable vessel and a great boat to take on larger seas.

These boats have been especially built and modifed for diving. Each boat has ample storage space for your dive gear and special photographic equipment, and are very comfortable and extremely stable.


Our Staff

Our staff have had the pleasure of diving with many thousands of Australian divers and each day we are privileged to show case Fish Rock to divers travelling from all parts of the world. All dive centre staff are qualified instructors and dive masters and the most experienced in the area leading dives to Fish Rock and surrounding areas since 1980 when it was first established by Noel Hitchins.

Peter Hitchins

Kevin Hitchins

Steve Skinner

Nathan King

Murray Amor

Mike O'Shea

Chris Morley

John Nelson








South West Rocks is a small town located on the scenic NSW Mid North Coast of Australia. The area offers a selection of breathtaking beaches, rivers and National Parks and is perfect for family holidays, divers, fishermen and those who want to explore or get away from it all.


South West Rocks is approximately 5 hours drive north of Sydney and 6 hours south of Brisbane (One hour south of Coffs Harbour).

Our dive centre is located on the main street of South West Rocks (Gregory st) next door to Outdoor Adventure.

If you do not have your own vehicle, a regular bus and train service operates along the coast from Sydney to Brisbane, and can drop you off and pick you up at Kempsey.

We provide a pick-up service for travelling divers, and can organise to pick you up at Kempsey and transport you back to South West Rocks (25mins drive).

If you intend to travel by plane, there is an airport located at Coffs Harbour with Bus and Train services available to take you to Kempsey. Car rental is also available at the airport.

South West Rocks is about 15 mins from the highway, and our dive centre is on the main road as you drive into the town.
Turn right into the driveway directly after the United Petrol Station on the way into town. You will see the Outdoor Adventure shop at the front, and we are down the driveway.