Video: Hammerheads At South West Rocks
Imagine taking a diving lesson and looking up and see a hundred hammerhead sharks swimming by. Sounds like a dream? Well it has happened recently to a student and instructor from South West Rocks Dive Centre and it was caught on video. The video has been posted on the company's Facebook page and it has received over 33,000 views. The underwater footage shows around an estimate of 100 sharks swimming casually though the deep blue sea at South West Rocks on the mid-north coast of NSW.
Diving instructor, Steve Skinner who caught it on camera, told Daily Mail Australia about the encounter with the school of hammerheads.'It was completely unexpected to see that many hammerheads around here but it was awesome and a pretty exciting day,' Skinner said. 'We rarely get hammerheads in the area and it was a very off chance that they'd come around but I'm pretty happy about that."
The South West Rocks Dive Centre is a family owned and operated business leading dives for the past 30 years. The staff have had the pleasure of diving with many thousands of Australian divers and each dayare privileged to show cave Fish Rock to divers travelling from all parts of the world.
Fish Rock is home to a completely unique ecosystem. It is the only true ocean cave dive in Australia running 125 meters right through it. Fish Rock lies two kilometers south-east of Smoky Cape, South West Rocks. The temperature inside the cave is always at least one degree warmer than the surrounding ocean and the water always clear. Although the Rock is usually prone to current, it is this current that brings the nutrients to the area and attracts the fishlife. The shallower entrance has an up to 50 meters of light penetration. Fish Rock is a critical habitat site for the Grey Nurse Sharks, which can be found here in large numbers most of the year.