Bashful Bommie

Bashful Bommie on South Opal Reef which stands about 18m from the sand, has two different underwater environments: the reef edge that stretches to the south provides shelter for some of the smaller coral reef fish, while the other side is a deeper ocean channel leading to the deep blue which creates an environment

Around the bottom of the reef wall there are lots of holes where a barramundi cod might hide. The bottom of the walls are fringed with sea fans.

Visibility

Visibility

  • 13 m
Current

Current

  • Light Current
  • No Current
  • Strong Current

Temperature & Visibility

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Fingers, Norman Reef

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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.

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Norman Reef - Playgrounds

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Twin Peaks, Saxon Reef

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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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Hastings Reef - Fish Bowl

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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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Flynn Reef - Little Tracy's

Flynn Reef is one of Cairns’s outermost reefs. Expect excellent visibility. Flynn Reef provides some excellent wall dives, sloping coral gardens, and sandy lagoon holes where you can find coral bommies. Litte Tray’s is one of the many amazing dives on Flynn Reef.

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Milln Reef - The Whale

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