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Scuba Diving in Cairns, Great Barrier Reef, Australia
Dive Site: Observatory Rock
Location: Lord Howe Island, Off the east coast of Australia (31°33'43.15"S; 159°4'39.78"E)
Description: Wall, bommie, reef and cave
Depth: 10 - 400 metres (30 - 1300 feet)
Visibility: June 30m+, April 40m+, August 30m+ (100 - 130 feet)
This dive is only really for an experienced diver and you must be ok on a boat too as the swell can range. Observatory Rock at the Pyramid found us finning along a 30m wall and into a cave stretching back about 20m. The cave was filled with swarming whitebait, parting with the beam of my torch. Slipper crayfish adorned the crevices along with banded coral shrimp. On the swim out, the fish parted again to let some light in and regrouped behind me. We spotted a large, crimson Spanish Dancer, which floated off in the current, flapping its white frilled wings.
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