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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, May 22, 2015


Lady Elliot Island

Vis: 20m at the Blowhole and Tubes today. Water temp: 24deg. Reef sharks, manta rays, coral trout, maori wrasse, batfish, barramundi cod and butterfly fish seen.

Lady Elliot Dive Centre 4156 4444

http://www.ladyelliot.com.au

Rainbow Beach

The weather forecast does not look good for offshore diving this weekend, as strong SE winds are forecast. The southeasters should provide good clean water and by early next week should start to ease.

Wolf Rock Dive Centre 5486 8004

http://www.wolfrockdive.com.au

Moreton Island

Dived Flinders Reef earlier in the week; visibility was 20m and water temp: 23-24deg. Barracuda, fusiliers, moon wrasse, green and loggerhead turtles seen.

Snorkel Safari Brisbane 33683766

http://www.brisbanediving.com

North Stradbroke Island

Conditions have been unfavourable for diving; will resume diving when the winds ease and seas abate.

Manta Lodge & Scuba Centre 3409 8888

http://www.mantalodge.com.au

Tweed Coast

Vis: 5-8m on the south side of Cook Island yesterday. Water temp: 23deg. If the weather forecasts are correct, seas will be too rough for safe diving for the next few days.

Ocean Diving & Photographics 0418 750084

http://www.oceandive.com.au

Byron Bay

Dived Julian Rocks today; visibility varied between 5 and 15 metres and water temp: 21-22deg. Lots of marine life seen; including turtles, wobbegong, eagle and bull rays and big schools of mulloway.

Sundive Dive Centre 02 6685 7755

http://www.sundive.com.au

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