Fish Rock Cave

Australia's best shark and cave dive

South West Rocks Dive Centre
A little about the...

South West Rocks Dive Centre

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

We dive every day and have the most experienced dive staff in the area.


  • Amazing dive site. Great facilities & accommodation. Good people running it. I’ll be back.

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    James W.
  • Can't recommend SWR dive centre enough! As an amateur, doing my first dive in a year got a bit anxious and couldn't do the first... read more

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    Emma B.
  • 5 star ratingFreaking Awesome! From the time I spoke to Kev on the phone to the check in with Brooke and Kev.. I knew this was going to be... read more

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  • 5 star ratingGreat staff and excellent diving I was surprised how wonderful the staff at this dive shop were to visitors and how they really went out of their way to make... read more

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  • 5 star ratingExcellently managed diving We (on occasions jaded divers) thoroughly enjoyed the diving at Fish Rock Caves with Kevin, Peter, Steve and Joe.
    The dive shop is perfectly managed...
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  • Best run dive operation I've experienced all along the East Coast.
    Just need better thermoS for my hot cup of tea - I'm a wimp...
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    Karen B.
  • 5 star ratingUnforgettable A cave with a shark inside...
    I got to hang out with the shark for a while.
    The photos of that cave on magazines are great...
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  • 5 star ratingBeautiful dive site! Had such a great day diving at Fish Rock Cave. Lily was an excellent divemaster and the crew on board were awesome. There are thousands... read more

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  • 5 star ratingTwo days of fantastic diving I went to South West Rocks when I saw some cheap flights to Coffs Harbour, as I had heard about the Fish Rock cave dive.... read more

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  • 5 star ratingGreat dives Great dive outfit, and very flexible and accommodating. Groups are small and briefings were really good. The cave is amazing - a really exciting dive... read more

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  • 5 star ratingGreat dives, professional team Great dives as usual. Great and professional team on the boat and in the shop. This is the second time I’ve done this dive and... read more

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    Katrin C
  • 5 star ratingDive sight and center 5 stars I dove with South West Rocks dive center today; as a scuba instructor myself I feel this is the kind of place that... read more

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    Len O
  • A dream became true. Their promise Australia's best shark dive - became true for me. I loved every second out there and the entire crew... read more

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    Ibiza H.
  • These guys are fantastic at what they do. The setup and journey out to fish rock were seamless with an expert boat captain dealing well... read more

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    Will D.
  • 5 star ratingFantastic Great facility, amazing dive sites, outstanding dive professionals. You will not regret diving with this team.

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  • These guys are great, legendary service and extremely attentive. Dive site is top 10 in Australia and best NSW could offer.

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    Eddy G.
  • 5 star ratingCan not recommend highly enough! This was a bucket list adventure, to swim with sharks in their natural environment. The team at South West were wonderful and couldn’t have been... read more

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  • 5 star rating2 boys went for 2 dives ... with the grey nurse sharks and in fish cave ! Rave reviews they said it was a favourite Got within an arms length of sharks ! So they were not disappointed ! Cave dive they got to feed a grouper ! They were... read more

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  • I have been making my way up the coast from Melbourne this summer, and i'd heard good things about this dive so i locked one... read more

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    Jimmy V.
  • 5 star ratingIncredible dive despite high winds One of the best dive sites I have visited. Super abundant fish and shark life, turtles, rays, and coral. Really friendly and thorough crew with... read more

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    Matthew N
  • 5 star ratingAwesome diving This is the second time we have dived with these guys. They are well organised, friendly and knowledgeable. Their dive staff make a great day... read more

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  • Hard to add anything that hasn't been said already. Expert and engaging team, an incredible experience and I can't wait to come back.

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    Stephanie H.
  • 5 star ratingMay be the best diving trip to this time We have joined a diving trip with South West Rocks Dive Centre.
    The Crew was relaxed and professional.
    The first dive was the shark dive which...
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  • Kev, Pete and the team have now for the second time made sure that I had an unforgettable time here. If you want to dive... read more

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    Sebastian S.
  • I can't speak highly enough of each person that works here. They went above and beyond to make sure I got to dive (after a... read more

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    emma f.
  • 5 star ratingDiving with sharks This was on my bucket list from the first time I heard about this amazing diving site.
    We saw whales, a seal and turtle before...
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    Helen B
  • 5 star ratingDiving with sharks This was on my bucket list from the first time I heard about this amazing diving site.
    We saw whales, a seal and turtle before...
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  • Just amazing, thanks Pete, Kevin, Troy and Lily, amazing team, amazing spot and amazing service! I'll be back 4 sure, thanks again ;) The Rok :)

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    Rok F.
  • 5 star ratingExceptional diving with an exceptional team! South West Rocks Dive Centre is a great family run business, with a professional and friendly team who clearly love what they do and genuinely... read more

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    Aimee M
  • Best dive you will have! Highly recommend.

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    Stacey M.
  • A very unique and special dive location of Australia, and this dive company gets you there! They are one of the only dive comapnies... read more

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    Mervyn T.
  • 5 star ratingConsistantly exceptional every time. This is the second time I have dived with this company and they never fail to deliver. Firstly the dive site itself is truly special... read more

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    Mervyn T
  • Fantastic three days of diving with DM Mike (below) and Skipper Greg (above). On the MV Seawolf. Safe, competent and just all round good guys... read more

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    John H.
  • You guys are legends!! You helped a s**tfight like me. Gave me great advice. Found my lost integrated weight. Also.. 5 stars for having whales... read more

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    Emma L.
  • 5 star ratingMy favorite two dives so far, and fave dive shop in Australia! SWRDC is very professional from booking to diving. The destination was a very last-minute addition to my trip, and they were wholly accommodating as I... read more

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    Wendy x
  • My first comment on Google Maps because they deserve it!!:
    One of the best spot in the East Coast with such an amazing and professional team!...
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    Julie B.
  • Awesome dive and crew! Very well organized! The boat is comfortable and easy to get in the water! The accommodation was very clean! Loved it... read more

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  • I recently visited Australia and a dive at Fish Rock Cave was definitely on my 'must do' list after the weather was against me the... read more

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    Anna N.
  • I completed my Open Water certificate in March this year and I would highly recommend the South West Rocks Dive Centre for their excellent training... read more

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    Lauren A.
  • 5 star ratingAmazing Dive Experience! I recently visited Australia and a dive at Fish Rock Cave was definitely on my 'must do' list after the weather was against me the... read more

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    Anna N
  • Amazing! The staff was so professional and nice, the equipment was super high quality and the dives themselves were incredible. Super recommended!

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    Adi B.
  • 5 star ratingFantastic!! Really enjoyed my day of diving with these guys. Had booked two days but Mother Nature didn't want us to play for the first day.... read more

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    Diane B
  • We just spent the past 3 days diving with the team here at South West Rocks Dive Centre and stayed in the accommodation conveniently located... read more

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    Roxana C.
  • Fantastic dive masters, skippers, boats and equipment!!! Had the best weekend and can fault them in anyway way always felt safe and taken care off... read more

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    Sarah-Katie R.
  • 5 star ratingPerfect dives Great dives as expected. Lots of sharks, queensland groupers, rays, and more. Lovely crew and nice boat.

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    Brett G
  • It was a great experience to dive with South West Rocks. Everyday was awesome. The accommodation was at a great location just above the shop.... read more

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    Angel L.
  • 5 star ratingDiving The guys at the dive centre were awesome!! Disappointed we couldn't dive one of the day's booked, but we were told well before hand this... read more

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  • One of the best dives I’ve been on. Great to be able to stay in cheap accomodation above the dive centre. Really professional... read more

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    Duncan M.
  • "Jawsome" dives with good visibility ! Grey nurse sharks, wobbegongs, dusky whalers and a large school of hammerhead sharks. Turtles, bull rays, a small frogfish,... read more

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  • "Jawsome" dives with good visibility ! Grey nurse sharks, wobbegongs, dusky whalers and a large school of hammerhead sharks. Turtles, bull rays, a small frogfish,... read more

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    Laetitia T.
  • 5 star ratingThank you for an incredible diving experience! I highly recommend diving with the SWR dive team and their awesome dive location Fish Rock. The knowledgeable dive crew made our day with their... read more

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    Melissa L
  • 5 star ratingThe quintessence of Diving If you come across this page or SWR dive centre web page you should consider yourself pretty lucky because you’ve just found the best operator... read more

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    Alessia S
  • I’ve dived with the boys quite often and the its always a professional, well prepped dive. On top of that it’s a great place to dive

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    Benn F.
  • My second time diving with Peter and the crew at South West Rocks Dive Centre and I couldn’t recommend them highly enough. Not only is... read more

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    Georgia R.
  • 5 star ratingAwesome as Ever This was the third visit for me in the last 15 years and possibly the best yet!

    Did two dives with these guys who are organised,...
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  • 5 star ratingAWESOME just returned from 4 dives over 2 days with these guys. its was awesome. the cave dive was brilliant, a bit confronting a first but... read more

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  • These guys are great. Highly professional and friendly. Very good organization of local dives. The Fish Rock sites are not always easy but they will... read more

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    Vicky D.
  • 5 star ratingA Remarkable Dive, Not To Be Missed! There are dive operators and there are dive operators… and when it comes to streamlined, comfortable dive expeditions, SW Rocks Dive Centre has its act... read more

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    Lilla C

Fish Rock Cave, the only true ocean cave dive in Australia running 125 metres right through Fish Rock which lies two kilometres south-east of Smoky Cape – South West Rocks. Fish Rock is home to a completely unique ecosystem. The temperature inside the cave is always at least one degree warmer than the surrounding ocean and the water is always clear.cave-profile

Featured on "The Living Room"

Our business was recently featured on Channel Ten – The Living Room starring Dr. Chris Brown (The Bondi Vet).

We have also been featured on numerous other programs and publications including Sydney Weekender with Mike Whitney and Australian Geographic.

Fish Rock Cave has been voted in the top 10 dive sites in Australia and in the top 50 sites in the world.


We have the best on-site divers accommodation in northern New South Wales and offer both Lodge and Private accommodation.


The South West Rocks Dive Centre offers daily guided dives to Fish Rock and other surrounding dive sites.


We offers a range of scuba diving courses including Learn to Dive, Specialty Courses and Advanced Diver training.


Fully stocked dive shop offering excellent sales and equipment servicing.


We are proud to set the benchmark for safety in the dive industry by offering all of our divers Free Nitrox.


South West Rocks is a small town located on the scenic NSW Mid North Coast, Australia.

Why dive with us?

  • Multiple tourism awards
  • Family owner and operated since 1980
  • 3 purpose built dive boats
  • Free Nitrox for all divers
  • Large capacity tanks for longer dives
  • Best on-site diver accommodation on the coast
  • Best hire equipment on the coast
  • The most experienced dive staff in the area

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