If the Bluff wasn’t so weather dependent, it would be the best leafy sea dragon dive in South Australia! The population at The Bluff is very healthy with lots of juveniles every year and a huge weedy are for them to hide in!
The site is very exposed to southerlies, so you have to pick a good day to dive it. When you pick a good day, the site can be absolutely spectacular though! Sea lions can come in to say hi, there are crayfish in the crevices and lots of sea dragons around of course!
You can either park at the little beach in the bend, walk down the stairs, get in from the beach and simply swim out to the little fishing jetty. This is the safest and easiest way to get in the water. If you’re fit, you can also park at the little fishing jetty and climb down the ladder. Or if you’re really adventurous, you can climb in over the rocks near the fishing jetty (not recommended).
There are usually lots of particles in the water, even on days with better visibility, but you do get some stunning days out here every now and then. Luckily, navigating this site is a breeze. Simply keep the rocky reef and weeds to your right shoulder on the way out and on your left shoulder on the way back in.
Once you feel the current pick up, it’s time to turn around. If you’re lucky, you might spot a weedy sea dragon in the area where the current starts to pick up as a small colony of weedy sea dragons lives in this area (you have to be very lucky to see them though).
Simply make your way back to the jetty or the little beach for an easy exit.