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Dive area / region : Lady Elliot Island - See the map Scuba Diving in Lady Elliot Island
Best diving season : January  •  February  •  March  •  April  •  May  •  June  •  July  •  August  •  September  •  October  •  November  •  December
Recommended number of days to stay : 5 to 7 days
Number of dive sites : 11 to 15 Dive Sites
Water temperature and wetsuit advice : 21-25C : Thin Wetsuit
Average visibility : 30 meters plus
Average dives depth : 25 Meters
Type of currents : Medium level currents
Months when these currents are present : N/A
General surface conditions : Medium conditions
Wreck types : Recent world ships  •  Artificial wrecks
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Type of marine life : Anemone  •  Corals  •  Jacks  •  Moray Eels  •  Nudibranch  •  Plants  •  Rays  •  Reef Fish  •  Shark - Grey nurse  •  Shark - Reef shark  •  Shark - Whale shark  •  Softcoral  •  Sponge  •  Tuna  •  Turtles  •  Whales
Presence of caves / caverns : Yes - Semiclosed


Water temperature: 25°C - 30°C (77°F - 86deg;F)
Suit: 3mm - 5mm wetsuit
Visibility: 20 - 50 metres (65 - 165 feet)
Type of diving: Wrecks, reefs

One of the top dive and snorkelling sites in the world, Lady Elliot Island is the southern most coral cay on the Great Barrier Reef. Step off the beach and snorkel, swim or scuba dive in the world's richest marine eco-system. A true island paradise, Lady Elliot Island is a popular destination for families and leisure groups keen to explore this rich marine eco-system Lady Elliot Island lies 80 kilometres north east of Bundaberg, and is easily accessible by daily flights that land at the island’s own airstrip.

A limited number of guests are allowed on the island at any one time. The moment you step onto the island, you know you’ve arrived somewhere special. Formed over 3000 years this beautiful coral cay is home to 57 species of birds, nesting sea turtles and a stunning underwater world of coral formations and diverse marine life. On Lady Elliot Island, you set the pace. You can bury your nose in a good book on a stretch of deserted beach, go diving with one of our qualified dive instructors, or explore the island and visit the main landmark, the Lady Elliot Island Lighthouse, one of the first built in Australia using a timber framed substructure and cast iron external cladding.

This paradise is found at the coast of Queensland and is accessible from Bundaberg, a nearby city. Lady Elliot Island (also known as "The Lazy Lady"), is a coral cay where numerous tourists from around the globe go to see the beautiful underwater scenery. This popular resort is always packed with families and leisure groups, especially during summer, because the glistening soft sand, the cool breeze, and the astounding fishes and corals under the warm water attract people.
Among the popular activities in the Lady Elliot Island is diving. Experienced or starters plunge into the deep blue sea to see the breathtaking coral reefs. The delicate cay is found at the southernmost part of the Great Barrier of Australia. In this area, one can easily walk on the seabed and see the mouth of a giant clam. In addition to this, professional and qualified staff of the diving team accompany novices and spectators to witness the most magnificent views in the area. They take visitors to Blow Hole's caverns, Hiro's Cave, and the Lighthouse Bommie, which is considered as manta rays' playground.

The Lady Elliot's 18-27-degree centigrade temperature and more than 20-metre visibility make its visitors satisfied with their visit in the island. Marine animals that call Lady Elliot Island home includes rainbow colored sea anemone, tropical fish, manta rays and giant turtles. Dozens of manta rays can be seen feeding around the island all year round. Aside from diving, there are other pastimes in Lady Elliot Island that keep tourists coming back to this first-rate destination. Snorkeling is a fun hobby done by enthusiasts at the lagoon where colorful fishes and other marine creatures thrive. For people who are new to snorkeling, there are lessons conducted so that everyone can enjoy the water.
There is also the enthralling turtle watching during November to February when Loggerhead and Green turtles can be seen on the beach shore. Humpback whale watching Visitors can also go whale watching every winter from July to October, because humpback whales can be spotted in the area as they migrate through the Queensland's warm water.

On the other hand, travelers who want to visit the Lady Elliot Island's bird rookery, lagoon, historical artifacts, and lighthouse join the nature walks where tour guides detail the Island's colorful past. After a long day of strenuous activities, visitors spend time chilling out by the pool while playing card, or board games, or going to the library. Lady Elliot Island also offers great meals at cafes and bistros and an exciting nightlife at various bars. No matter what time of the year, tourists will definitely fall in love with the beautiful scenery, exciting activities, and friendly people of the Lady Elliot Island.

Few Dive Sites:
Blow Hole (25m), Groper Grovel, Anchor Bommie (21m), Lighthouse Bommie (15m), Coral Garden (12m), Encounter (5-12m), Hiro's Cave (25m), Maori Wrasse Bommie (20m), Turtle Station, Outer Bommie, Three Pyramids (18m), The SharkPools.

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