On the sheltered western side of the rock, The Nursery offers a shallow dive from 5 metres to 14 metres. The reef fish here are prolific. In this general area, in about 8 metres of water, lies the anchor and chain from an old sailing ship – The Volunteer – which was wrecked off Tallow Beach, south of the lighthouse.
Due to the bottom composition of this part of the site there is always a good chance for both divers and snorkelers to spot Sea Turtles, Wobbegong Sharks, large schools of fish and Octopus.
The Nursery is a perfect place for students to experience their first dive, the relatively shallow water, and protection provide an ideal underwater classroom. As the name suggests, here you will find many juvenile species, using this safe haven as protection while maturing.