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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, January 23, 2015


Lady Elliot Island

Vis: 10-15m at Second Reef, Three Pyramids and Lighthouse Bombie. Water temp: 27deg. Reef sharks, manta rays, leopard sharks, bull rays, tuna, moray eels, coral trout, batfish, maori wrasse, red bass, barramundi cod, trevally, squid and mackerel seen.

Lady Elliot Dive Centre 4156 4444

http://www.ladyelliot.com.au

Rainbow Beach

Vis: 15m at Wolf Rock earlier in the week. Water temp: 26deg.

Wolf Rock Dive Centre 5486 8004

http://www.wolfrockdive.com.au

Moreton Island

Vis: 40m at Flinders Reef earlier in the week. Water temp 27deg. Leopard sharks, turtles and big rays seen.

Snorkel Safari Brisbane 33683766

http://www.brisbanediving.com

North Stradbroke Island

Vis: 8m at the Manta Ray Bombie on Tuesday. Water temp: 26deg. Manta rays and leopard sharks seen.

Manta Lodge & Scuba Centre 3409 8888

http://www.mantalodge.com.au

Tweed Coast

Vis: 10-12m on the northern side of Cook Island on Wednesday. Water temp: 25deg. Leopard sharks and turtles seen.

Ocean Diving & Photographics 0418 750084

http://www.oceandive.com.au

Byron Bay

Vis: 12m at the Needles at Julian Rocks yesterday. Water temp: 25deg. Manta rays, leopard sharks and turtles seen.

Sundive Dive Centre 02 6685 7755

http://www.sundive.com.au

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