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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, July 25, 2014

Lady Elliot Island

Vis: 20m plus at Three Pyramids, Spiders Ledge, Severence Wreck, Second Reef and Coral Gardens. Water temp: 21deg. Humpback whales, reef sharks, cowtail, eagle, manta and bull rays, bronze and grey reef whalers, mackerel, barramundi cod, coral trout, maori wrasse, batfish, moray eels and nudibranchs seen.

Lady Elliot Dive Centre 4156 4444

Rainbow Beach

Vis: 15m at Wolf Rock. Water temp: 21deg. Giant Qld groper, eagle rays and grey nurse sharks.

Wolf Rock Dive Centre 5486 8004

North Stradbroke Island

Vis: 20m at Flat Rock. Water temp: 19deg. Humpback whales and grey nurse sharks seen.

Manta Lodge & Scuba Centre 3409 8888

Tweed Coast

Vis: 10m at Cook Island. Water temp: 19deg.

Ocean Diving & Photographics 0418 750084

Byron Bay

Vis: 5-8m at Hugos Trench at Julian Rocks. Water temp: 19deg. Humpback whales, grey nurse sharks and schools of yellowtail king and jew seen.

Sundive Dive Centre 02 6685 7755

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