Guided Sea Lion Dives
The Australian Sea Lion is very different than other Sea Lion species in the world. Australian Sea Lions have a longer breeding cycle than other types of sea lions. The 1972 National Parks and Wildlife Act protects the Australian Sea Lion, but they are still considered an endangered species. It’s estimated there are about 10.000 wild Australian Sea Lions left and numbers are dropping. It’s unsure what exactly causes their numbers to drop. Sea Lions are sometimes victims of accidental killings in fishing nets etc.
Seals and Sea Lions are one of the most fun species to encounter on your dive with Diving Adelaide. Most often they are intrigued by divers and like to come up and check you out. Seals and Sea Lions are very graceful creatures that are a pleasure to watch. Just like all marine life you should not touch sea lions. If you want to interact with them however, you can do this by blowing bubbles to them, or spinning around in the water to see if they do the same. Remember where your entry and exit points are, and don’t let them lead you to far away while playing.
The costs of the trip depend on the number of divers (double dive with all gear included – all prices are per person):
- $299 – Standard Price for a two tank guided sea lion tour for 1 person, including gear, cylinders and weights.
- $169 – Bring 1 friend – SAVE $130 per person!
- $159 – Bring 2 friends – SAVE $140 per person!
- $149 – Bring 3 or more friends – SAVE $150 per person!
Great locations to spot Australian Sea Lions are Port Giles Jetty and The Bluff!