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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, April 17, 2015

Lady Elliot Island

Vis: 10-15m at Coral Gardens, Second Reef and Lighthouse Bombie. Water temp: 26deg. Reef sharks, manta rays, leopard sharks, bull rays, tuna, trevally, maori wrasse, batfish, coral trout, lion fish, moray eels and turtles seen.

Lady Elliot Dive Centre 4156 4444

Rainbow Beach

Vis: 5m at Wolf Rock. Water temp: 23-24deg. Grey nurse sharks, yellowtail king and golden trevally seen.

Wolf Rock Dive Centre 5486 8004

Moreton Island

Vis: 20m at Flinders Reef. Water temp: 25-26deg. Turtles and wobbegong seen.

Snorkel Safari Brisbane 33683766

North Stradbroke Island

Vis: 15m at Manta Ray Bombie. Water temp: 25deg. Leopard sharks and manta rays seen.

Manta Lodge & Scuba Centre 3409 8888

Tweed Coast

Vis: 15-20m on the south side of Cook Island. Water temp: 25deg. Leopard sharks, manta rays and turtles seen.

Ocean Diving & Photographics 0418 750084

Byron Bay

Vis: 25m at the Needles at Julian Rocks. Water temp: 25-26deg. Lots of leopard sharks, rays and turtles seen.

Sundive Dive Centre 02 6685 7755

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