World | Australia | Diving Lord Howe Island:
Lord Howe Island overview
Other Information Online:
Please note: we cannot
endorse the services of
companies listed. We recommend that you only dive with dive centers that are accredited by a major diving association or by their local tourist authority.
print dive site review | contribute site info / photo
Scuba Diving in Cairns, Great Barrier Reef, Australia
Dive Site: Ball's Pyramid
Location: 25 miles south of Lord Howe Island
Description: Rocky pinnacle
Depth: Very deep!
Visibility: 30 metres (100 feet)
Situated 25 miles south of Lord Howe Island Ball's Pyramid is touted to be the world's tallest rock monolith. It stands eerily out on the seascape like some kind of villain's hideout. Not many boats are surveyed to take divers there and so the rock remains untouched by human interference. The weather doesn't let too many get there either (the seas have to be pretty calm) but we were lucky. In some divers' opinions Lord Howe Island's Balls Pyramid is the best dive site bar none in Australia. You are "bombed" by wahoo during safety stops, kingfish, dolphins and bronze whalers all regulars as well as large bull rays - there's also a unique Lord Howe Island batfish - not found anywhere else in world.
Do you have any comments on this dive site?
print dive site review | contribute site info / photo | top
Do you run a dive operation in this area?
Click here to find out more about being listed on this
page in dive site directory.