LEAFY SEA DRAGON TOURS
The Leafy Sea Dragon is only found on the southern coasts of Australia, which is why people come from all around the world to see them!
Leafy Sea Dragons, or "Leafies" as we like to call them, are a relative of the sea horse. Leafies have larger bodies than sea horses and have leaf like appendages which causes them to blend in with sea weed and kelp. To the untrained eye sea dragons can be very difficult to find, so why not take advantage of our tour leaders and let them find them for you!
Our Leafy Sea Dragon Tours are conducted at Rapid Bay, arguably South Australia's premier dive site!
Rapid Bay is situated on the northern coast of the Fleurieu Peninsula about 1.5 hours drive south of Adelaide. The bay is sheltered from the prevailing currents and as such visibility is often between 15 and 20 meters. The original Rapid Bay Jetty was completed in 1942 and pushes out 448m into the bay were it connects to a wharf or “T-Head” 198m in length. The original jetty is now closed, but a new jetty was completed in 2009 with a purpose built dive platform and is how divers now access the dive site below the old jetty. Rapid Bay Jetty is one of the most consistent places in Australia to see Leafy Sea Dragons.
Details of our tours are as follows:
Cost: from $195 per person
Requirements: Open Water Diver qualified.
If you are not a certified diver please contact the shop to see arrange a Discover Scuba opportunity. Includes:
•Hire of BCD, Regs, Wet Suit, Air Cylinder and Weights. •PADI qualified Dive Master or Instructor guide.
•Extra Dive - $50.
Timings: Depart Divers Delight at approximately 8am & return at approximately 3pm
(later if conducting more than one dive).
Location: The dive takes place at Rapid Bay Jetty (see above).
What might I see? You will see Leafy Sea Dragons, cuttlefish, nudibranchs, pufferfish, perch, squid, stingray, wrasse and many more. Rapid Bay is teeming with aquatic life.
To make a booking or for further inquiries please fill out the form below, visit in store or call us on (08) 83637518