Located just off the headland at Seal
Rocks, Status Rock has sheer sides that drop to the sand at 12 metres
depth. A pronounced overhang often shelters wobbegong sharks,
port Jackson sharks and cuttlefish. Bommies and gutters in the
surrounding rock reef attract a small but consistent number of grey
nurse sharks. Light growth of kelp and sponge decorates the
rocky terrain. Status Rock also makes a good sheltered
second dive after another, more exposed dive around Seal Rocks. Divers should stay generally within
visual range the rock reef, and avoid straying too far onto the sand
as it may be difficult to navigate back to the reef. In some
conditions, funnelled swell can become a problem close to the narrow
gap between Status Rock and the headland. Otherwise this is
generally a comfortable spot, sheltered from swell and current.
Accessible from the shore for the very motivated divers!