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Diving report

Diving report - Lady Elliott to Byron Bay

These dive reports are the latest information available from dive charter operators between Lady Elliot Island and Byron Bay. Over time we will expand our information sources and provide dive reports for the whole Queensland coast. Experienced divers will be aware that visibility and water temperature can change at any time, due to ocean currents or changing weather conditions and sea state, so although these reports are given to us in good faith, there is no guarantee that dive conditions will remain the same. However, it is a good guide to what’s been happening and does put you in touch with dive operators who you can call for more specific information about the dive sites in the reports.

Our featured diving videos from the Coastwatch vault were all shot and produced by award winning cameraman/producer Clint Hempsall and are probably the most comprehensive video record of Queensland dive sites and the creatures that live on or around them. So keep checking them as they will change each week and are a great opportunity to tap into the timeless knowledge contained in them.

Updated at: 4.30pm Friday, August 22, 2014


Lady Elliot Island

Vis: 15-20m at Second Reef, Anchor, Lighthouse and Maori Wrasse Bombies. Water temp: 21deg. Humpback whales, reef sharks, wobbegong, cowtail rays, turtles, batfish, moray eels, painted crays, lionfish, coral trout, maori wrasse and nudibranchs seen.

Lady Elliot Dive Centre 4156 4444

http://www.ladyelliot.com.au

Rainbow Beach

Vis: 10-15m at Wolf Rock. Water temp: 19deg. Grey nurse sharks, groper, eagle, marble bull and shovel nosed rays seen.

Wolf Rock Dive Centre 5486 8004

http://www.wolfrockdive.com.au

Moreton Island

Conditions have been unfavourable for offshore diving; will dive again once the seas settle.

Snorkel Safari Brisbane 33683766

http://www.brisbanediving.com

North Stradbroke Island

Visibility at Flat Rock has been good; however strong wind and an increasing swell have made it unsafe to dive.

Manta Lodge & Scuba Centre 3409 8888

http://www.mantalodge.com.au

Tweed Coast

Vis: 15m at Cook Island earlier in the week. Water temp: 19-20deg. Will dive again once the conditions settle.

Ocean Diving & Photographics 0418 750084

http://www.oceandive.com.au

Byron Bay

Vis: 8-12m at the Nursery at Julian Rocks. Water temp: 19-20deg. Grey nurse sharks, reef fish and turtles seen.

Sundive Dive Centre 02 6685 7755

http://www.sundive.com.au

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