Troppos, Norman Reef

Sitting at the most Northern point of Norman Reef is the hidden gem Troppos. Troppos is Beginner friendly as it has a lovely shallow sandy lagoon with lots of nooks and crannies to explore, but also has a deep scenic reef wall with a sloping sandy bottom, perfect for any Advance diver wanting to gain some depth.

As it is at the tip of Norman Reef is offers the most diverse marine life such as Green Sea Turtles, White Tip Reef Sharks, Schooling Bump Head Parrot Fish, Garden Eels.

Level

Level

  • Beginner
  • Advanced
Visibility

Visibility

  • 14 m
Current

Current

  • Light Current
  • No Current
  • Strong Current
  • Ripping Current

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Fingers, Norman Reef

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Twin Peaks, Saxon Reef

Two large coral bommies with lots of shallow reef around to the southeast. Approximately 60 meters in total diameter, with a small ridge connecting the two bommies.

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Turtle Bommie, Saxon Reef

Large bommie structure surrounded by beautiful hard and soft corals and a wide range of brightly coloured fish. The white sandy bottom makes it easy to navigate the exquisite reef wall.

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Split Bommie, Hastings Reef

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Central, Breaking Patches

Offers a lovely shallow wall with picturesque beauty, making it an easy site to navigate. Shallow sand patches are perfect for skills and macro diving. The western wall does offer a little more depth but is also known to have some strong currents coming through.

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Bashful Bommie

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Flynn Reef - Little Tracy's

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Milln Reef - The Whale

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Museum of Underwater Art, Coral Greenhouse

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