Lagoon Dive Sites

A sparkling lagoon bordered by the world's most southern coral reef provides a great opportunity to all snorkellers, divers and underwater photographers. The average depth of these dives is 5-8 metres and with longer bottom times and an abundance of marine life it is a fantastic place to learn to dive.

COMET'S HOLE

A freshwater formed hole that is swarming with marine life. A depth of 7-8 metres, it is often 1-2 degrees cooler than other lagoon dive sites due to the fresh water rising up through the sand. A recommended dive for underwater photographers.

Species to be seen in large numbers at Comet's Hole are Mc Culloch's Anemone fish, Trevally, Painted Morwong, Silver Drummer, Three Striped Butterflyfish, Galapagos Whaler Sharks, Lionfish, and the Lord Howe Island Moray Eel. Interesting and rare species for Comet's Hole are Bull Rays, Long Tailed Whip Ray, Decorator Crabs, Coral Gobies, White-Mouthed Moray, Slipper Crayfish and Marble Shrimp. Corals seen at Comet's Hole are Porites, Acropora's in large numbers and Needle Corals.

ERSCOTT'S HOLE

Known for its consistently excellent visibility. With a max depth of 6 meters and array of marine life this is an excellent site for underwater photographers. Common species to be seen in large numbers are Bluefish, Double Header Wrasse, Spangled Emperors and Neon Damsels. Interesting and rare species to be found in Escortt’s Hole are Coleman's Pigmy Seahorse, Fosters Hawkish, Marlin Spike Auger shells, Spotted Snake Eel and Beaked Leatherjacket.

Corals in Escortt’s Hole are large stands of Acropora corals, Solitary Island corals as well as Capricorn Seagrass Beds.