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Diving Localities - Holmes Reef

Holmes Reef
Dive Site: Nonki
Location: 16°32.030S 147°48.324E
Visited By: Spirit of Freedom
Depth: 0-36 metres
Rating: Advanced
  • Named by a Japanese diver, this site is for everyone
  • The mooring is tied to the top of the pinnacle
  • Schools of bigeye trevally are at the base and the top of the pinnacle
  • See nudibranchs, longnose hawkfish, pyramid butterflyfish and juvenile golden snappers
  • Anemones host several species of clownfish
  • Large dogtooth tuna cruise by in the blue
  • Divers see grey reef shark, silvertip sharks and even rare hammerheads
  • Turtles and cuttlefish duck can also be seen
  • There are swim-throughs crowded with sea fans and soft coral
  • Table coral, small brains and others provide good lookouts for hawkfish, parrotfish and rabbitfish
  • Enjoy fairy basslets and damselfish

Note: Latitude and longitude not to be used for navigational purposes - approx co-ords only.

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