Great Barrier Reef

    Wonderland Cairns, Australia

    very nice drop-off with a lot of gorgonians.

    Milln Reef -Three sisters Cairns, Australia

    Three Sisters are a series of three large bommies lined up at the back of MillnReef. The deepest rises about 33m off the sand and within a metre of the surface. If there's a current start your first dive on the deepest bommie, see a giant school of fusiliers, various snapper and chub. As you go down…
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    Osprey Reef Cairns, Australia

    Osprey Reef is frequently visited by long range dive boats out of Cairns and is one of the most interesting of the Coral Sea Reefs. The 27km by 4m atoll shaped reef lies 140km east of Lizard Island and 115km east of the Great Barrier Reef. The depth surrounding the reef is around 2000m. The reef top…

    Lady Bowen Wreck Cairns, Australia

    The ultimate Great Barrier Reef scuba dive adventure - the Lady Bowen Wreck is a 220ft schooner now over 100 years old. A converted paddle steamer, she hit reef approximately 30 miles from where she eventually sank, no casualties.The Lady Bowen now rests is 34 metres and has become a reef in itself…

    Bait Reef Hamilton Island, Australia

    Bait Reef is located on the Outer Great Barrier Reef near the Whitsunday Island Chain. It is one of the most pristine scuba diving locations in the world and benefits from protection under the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. A perfect site for photography because of the depth and variety of aquatic…

    Bait Reef- Manta Ray Drop Off Hamilton Island, Australia

    Manta Ray Drop Off, in the Whitsundays on the Great Barrier Reef, boastsspectacular underwater cliffs and a plunging wall that drops off to 30metres. The wall is covered with gorgonians, soft coral trees, spongesand sea whips. The Manta Ray Drop Off site is great forsnorkelling as well as diving.…
    Dragon Moray

    Libbie's Lair Heron and Wilson Islands, Australia

    Beautiful dive on far north side of Heron Reef with a number of Porites pinnacles. Shallow dive with mild current and home to a wide variety of trigger fish, coral trout and large red emporers. You will find yourself wandering Dive through a maze of small bommies, peeking in holes often occupied…
    Flat worm

    Coral Cascades Heron and Wilson Islands, Australia

    A macro photographer's dream dive large bommies scatter the sandy bottom providing shelter for numerous nudibranchs, flatworms and shrimp. Rays including cowtail, whiptail and blue spotted enjoy resting on the sand while being cleaned by the cleaner wrasse. Yellowtail and black-tip Fusiliers enjoy…

    Shark Ledge Heron and Wilson Islands, Australia

    A site for all levels, the mooring lies in 12m of water on beautiful white sand. Gutters near the mooring lead to a small wall teaming with sea life. Shoals of silver drummer, red bass and fusiliers swim together in the shallows. Large anemones along the wall provide some great photo opportunities…
    Flat worm

    Tenements Heron and Wilson Islands, Australia

    Heading down the mooring to around 15m, Tenements lies hidden behind a 12m coral plateau. Large flat bommies are a great place to look for nudibranchs and as you come to the corner of the plateau at around 18m, shoals of fish gather and feed on the nutrients of the incoming tide. The wall provides a…

    Tenements 2 Heron and Wilson Islands, Australia

    This horseshoe-shaped shelf is draped with schools of Black-Tipped Fusilier Drummer and Yellowtail. 
    Coral Cod

    Ned's Bommie Heron and Wilson Islands, Australia

    One of Heron’s shallower dive sites. The dive starts in about 12 meters of where there is a large bommie that is riddled with glass fish and their predators, coral trout and coral cod. A great spot for morays, nudibranchs and scorpion fish, this bommie also provides a good resting place for…

    Hole in the Wall Heron and Wilson Islands, Australia

    Swimming out to “Paradise Bommie” you often get strong currents on this site that attract manta and eagle rays. An abundance of marine life lives on and close to the bommie. There are rare species of nudibranchs, as well as moray eels, and you often see reef sharks and stingrays. When you drift…

    Coral Grotto Heron and Wilson Islands, Australia

    A playground for all divers. You can dive in zig-zag along a beautiful coral wall swimming through gutters. Wobbegong sharks as well as the rare epaulette shark tend to hide under a ledge. White-tipped sharks patrol this area and turtles come to rest and feed here on a daily basis. Keep your eyes…

    Plate Ledge Heron and Wilson Islands, Australia

    Quite a large dive site with many exciting gutters and channels to explore, this area of the reef has a gradual slope that is relatively shallow, bottoming out at 16meters. Several scattered coral formations but generally rocky in character, Plate Ledge is home to some of the most spectacular…
    Turtle

    Gorgonia Hole Heron and Wilson Islands, Australia

    A shallow dive, good for the afternoons. On a low tideit is not uncommon to see turtles hiding among the cracks and crevices. Lots of holes to stick your head in, and lots of interesting creatures to find. Expect to see painted crayfish, green loggerhead and hawksbill (if you're lucky) turtles and…

    The Junction Heron and Wilson Islands, Australia

    A shallow site with scattered and broken bommies that give fish and sharks plenty of places to hide and you plenty of places to explore. The currents around this site attract manta rays that will feed on the surface only a meter or two above your head. There is also large plate, boulder and…

    Pam's Point Heron and Wilson Islands, Australia

    Dropping down the mooring line you will be surrounded by colorful reef fish. A big field of staghorn coral will lead you to a bommie with healthy corals. On and around the bommie you are likely to see batfish, white-tipped sharks, nudibranchs and the usual reef fish. Going with the current you have…

    Heron Bommie Heron and Wilson Islands, Australia

    Heron Island’s signature dive site. The site consists of six large coral heads that start in 5 meters of water and dot down the reef slope to 18 meters. This is a major cleaning station for all the animals in the area, including the majestic mantas and eagle rays to clouds of colorful damsels and…

    Heron Harbour Heron and Wilson Islands, Australia

    Not many think the harbour could be a good dive, and they are wrong. Even though shallow, the jetty structure attracts an amazing amount of life. The resident school of bigeye trevally is regularly joined by black-tipped reef sharks, eagle rays, shovel-nosed rays and “Gus,” a fully grown…

    Bylund's Pass or Viv's Heron and Wilson Islands, Australia

    Just out of the entrance to the Heron Harbour, this site is known for the amazing amount of hard corals that coat the reef slope. It is a good idea to keep your eyes out into the blue on this dive as there are usually a large number of great barracuda lurking out there. There are lots of smaller…

    Coral Gardens Heron and Wilson Islands, Australia

    As the name suggests, this entire dive site is covered in hard and soft corals of all different types. This is a nice shallow dive usually done in the afternoons. There are many different types of crustaceans hiding in the corals. And perched in the higher branches for those with a keen eye are…
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    Staghorn Banks Heron and Wilson Islands, Australia

    Located between coral gardens and canyons there is a densely packed section of various species of Staghorn (acropora) corals.  One of the most sheltered areas of heron reef with a spectacular diversity in colour and types of different coral, a great spot for finding mollusks, gastropods and…

    Coral Canyons Heron and Wilson Islands, Australia

    This site consists of a series of shallow canyons cutting into the edge of the reef that are filled with fish, turtles and sharks. Along the ridges between the canyons, you will often see groups of big fin reef squid vertically stacked in the water column, rippling with changing colours as you swim…

    Harry's Bommie Heron and Wilson Islands, Australia

    There is one large bommie that marks the start of this dive. There is always something interesting to see around this bommie. Whether it’s a giant starry puffer fish, a tawny nurse shark or a brightly coloured nudibranch, it sets the scene for a beautiful dive. Swimming over forests of hard corals…

    Southpark Heron and Wilson Islands, Australia

    As the name suggests, this site is the southern-most point of Heron Reef. The hard coral here is amazing in variation and health. In one area you can see 20 different kinds of healthy, growing hard corals and all the fish that live among them. Keep your eyes peeled for scorpion fish and mantis…

    Twin Peaks Heron and Wilson Islands, Australia

    This is rarely dived and is stunning. The mooring sits in 10m right next to two massive bommies that form the twin peaks. These bommies are the only sizable feature in the area and as a result, there are all sorts of creatures both big and small on show for you. You can dive this site on either an…

    3 Rocks Heron and Wilson Islands, Australia

    One of the drains for Wistari reef, named so because of the 3 large bommies that are spread down a steep sandy slope. This is a very good drift dive when the current is running around to the old jetty. Lots of pelagics, nudibranchs, hard corals and if you're lucky, an olive sea snake coming up to…

    Wistari 1 Heron and Wilson Islands, Australia

    The mooring for this site is in 18 meters of water on the Wistari Wall. A very steep wall that flattens off at 25 meters, you never know what might swim past you in the blue. The top of the wall is capped with very healthy branching corals and teems with all sorts of fish life. Lots of nudibranchs,…

    Wistari 2 Heron and Wilson Islands, Australia

    This is a good deep dive best done on an incoming tide. The mooring sits in 24 meters of water at the bottom of the Wistari wall. Looking back up the wall towards the surface rewards you a view of schooling fish, turtles, sharks and don’t forget to look out into the blue for pelagics and big bull…

    Turtle Gully Heron and Wilson Islands, Australia

    An incoming tide will provide the best visibility at this site. A large gully leads out to beautiful coral wall full of biodiversity. Just past the gully there a few scattered bommies at 18 meters. The wall is best observed from 8 to 14 meters. There are schooling unicorn fish, many spotted…

    Cliffs Heron and Wilson Islands, Australia

    This site is only dove at a handful of times during the year. Being on the ocean side of Wistari Reef, it is a rare day when the weather is good enough to get around and dive this special place. Because there is no mooring out here, you will do a free descent down to about 6 or 7 meters and then…

    Dolphin Point Hayman Island, Australia

    An unusual dive amongst house-sized rock slabs making for great exploration. Large coral bommies at 5-15 metres add to the diversity of the dive. Excellent large fish life for island diving, including trevally, mackerel, barracuda and the odd shark. This is a relatively deep dive with potential…

    East Reef Hayman Island, Australia

    A very pretty shallow dive site. The shallow coral cover is dominated by large plates, creating numerous small canyons and ledges which make for interesting exploration. Plenty of small, friendly reef fish. Access to this site is difficult due to its exposure to wind from every direction and to…

    Drop Zone Airlie Beach, Australia

    Drop Zone, off Airlie Beach located on the Great Barrier Reef is a drift dive with attitude! Drop into this dive and let the current do its thing. Featuring soft corals, whip corals, staghorn forests and resident turtles. As with all strong currents, keep your eyes peeled for pelagic activity.

    Seaflight Bommie Airlie Beach, Australia

    A majestic coral decorated bommie that sits in the Knuckle Reef Lagoon on Airlie Beach. This site offers you an incredible diversity of corals and marine life to explore including numerous species of clams, hard and soft corals. It also offers excellent underwater landscapes that are great for micro…

    The Aquarium Airlie Beach, Australia

    This site is a beautiful lagoon for all divers to circumnavigate. This lagoon is constantly covered in water allowing access for all forms of marine life. 16 metre depth provides a sandy bottom composition making the dive light, bright and full of life. Large patches of staghorn and lettuce coral…

    The Hangover Airlie Beach, Australia

    A wall dive with exciting terrain to be negotiated by the diver. Larger marine life such as Giant Trevally, Barramundi, Cod and Mackeral to be found in this pelagic area. 

    Wally's Wall Airlie Beach, Australia

    So named due to the population of large male Humpheaded Maori Wrasse located here. These huge fish have been locals for many years and are very comfortable in the presence of divers. Large patches of blue coral gardens. An abundance of marine life both large and small. Huge gardens of pristine…

    Wuggle Fish Wall Airlie Beach, Australia

    An outer wall drop off with a current just off Airlie Beach, the Wuggle Fish Wall is another great drift dive site. The shallow coral garden appears untouched, with an abundance of marine life to see. Turtles and sharks are sighted frequently as well as a variety of pelagic fish.