Rated the best shore-access dive on the Eastern sea-board of Australia, it is clearly one of the most popular shore dives in Nelson Bay. “Fly” is known for it’s wealth of biodiversity, & easy natural navigational markings, making it a relatively shallow, creature packed, stress-free dive site. You can easily find nudibranchs inhabiting all depth contours, wobbegong sharks laying over orange bowl corals, & one of our 4 resident green sea turtles often resting under the 5-7m kelp covered ledge. As you dive into deeper water down the coral covered slope, “the ledge” is the favourite spot for most divers. Often called the “fish bowl” the east-west running 12-14m ledge is a refuge for large & small creatures alike. It’s where we see a wider variety of fish life including the stunning Pineapple-fish & sawtail surgeonfish. Directly to the north of the ledge is our vast sponge and gorgonian “Soft Coral Garden” (14m-26m). The undulating topography is an ideal place for engrossing yourself in a critter hunt, or just experiencing the beauty of nutrient-rich bed of filter-feeders & the creatures that call the gardens home. Also commonly seen throughout the site are Eastern blue groupers, varieties of leather-jacket & morwong, schools of bream, moray & conger eels, cowries & pipefish. After enjoying slack time on the ledge or in the gardens, by slowly heading south up the slope, we complete our dive with a safety stop traversing the 5-7m ledge in an easterly direction, then up & over the shallow seagrass beds to the exit, where many juvenile fish & bottom-dwellers are found.