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30th Anniversary – 'Life Below Water' 

In 2023 we mark our 30th Ocean Festival!

Our Ocean Festival celebrates our five marine protected areas, the biodiversity that lives below the water and on our rock platforms - our marine flora, fauna and mega fauna.

Our oceans cover 80% of our planet, generates 50% of the oxygen we breathe and absorb 25% of all carbon dioxide emissions - we need to keep our oceans healthy.

Events include Science at the Steyne, UNDERWATER! 2023 Photo Competition and celebration, Rock Platform Rambles, Dive for Debris, Beach Clean-ups, Guided Snorkel Tours, SUP Safaris, Ocean walks and talks plus much more!

Dive in for eight days of events, encounters and experiences to celebrate our love of the ocean. 

26 November - 3 December.

UNDERWATER! 2023 online exhibition

As part of the 30th Ocean Festival, we invited new, emerging and established underwater photographers to enter our annual UNDERWATER...

Torpedo Tahlia Greis

Ocean Festival event program

Check out the Ocean Festival community events happening on the Northern Beaches.

Penguin by a rock