Split Bommie, Hastings Reef

The name of this site comes form its many bommies that exist away and split off from the reef. It is located at the southern end of Hastings Reef and offers shallow waters, ideal for snorkeling and beginner divers.

You can expect to see clown fish, god schooling pelagics. Friendly black and white tip reef sharks, and up in the shallows, schools of striped sergeant major fish and parrot fish.

Level

Level

  • Beginner
  • Advanced
Visibility

Visibility

  • 13 m
Current

Current

  • Light Current
  • No Current
  • Strong Current
  • Ripping Current
DIVE TYPES

DIVE TYPES

  • Night Dive
  • Snorkeling
  • Macro Spot

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

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Hastings Reef - Coral Gardens

Large wall with different entries. One of them will lead you to the Coral Gardens where you can see stunning corals and Giant Clams. You also can find a couple of bommies where you will see the coral trees from Reef Restoration.

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Hastings Reef Blue Lagoon

Wall feature up to 20m deep, shallow on top. It has a sandy patch where you can see heaps of sea cucumbers. It is a really good site to find small and interesting things around.

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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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Twin Peaks, Saxon Reef

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

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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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Saxon Reef Magic Wall

Shallow wall, goes about 15m deep with scattered bommies in the deeper sand. Heaps of small caves that hides eels and octopus. Recommended from beginners to advanced divers.

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Norman Reef - Playgrounds

On the southern part of Norman Reef, we have Playgrounds and Shark Mountain. Playgrounds for more beginner divers and Shark Mountain for a bit more advanced divers. Beautiful coral reef and bommies to explore.

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Fingers, Norman Reef

Perfect for beginners and advanced divers, Fingers is a shallow cove making it well protected from the elements. The reason the site is named fingers is from a Birdseye view it looks like the fingers of a hand, the fingers themselves sit to the South-West of the site and can get quite deep.

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Norman Reef - Caves

Amazing dive site with heaps of swim through for experienced divers. Big drop off plenty of marine life. Full of shallow areas for beginner divers with little caves and holes around to explore.

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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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