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Diving Localities - Osprey Reef

Osprey Reef
Dive Site: North Horn
Location: 13°54.190S 146°38.985E. Northwest tip of Osprey Reef
Depth: 2-20+ metres
Rating: Intermediate
  • Osprey has many sites and entrances with several good spots to anchor or moor
  • North Horn site is best known for its resident population of White tip reef sharks
  • North Horn has been used as a shark feeding site for 15 years
  • The silvertip and grey reef shark, potato cod, morays and many smaller species are familiar with humans
  • Undersea explorer now study the sharks, they are identified and monitored periodically
  • The two moorings allow the boat to drop in the safest spot at almost 1000m
  • Natural underwater amphitheatre allows divers to sit 20m deep to watch the shark feed
  • View whitetip reef sharks, grey reef sharks, silvertips, dogthooth tuna, giant potato cod and seasonal schooling scalloped hammerheads
  • Big soft coral trees deep on Western wall
  • Fantastic pelagic action, including three-spot dart, dogthooth tuna, rainbow runners and mackerel
  • See pelagic octopus, pleurobranch, nautilus, crabs, shrimps and sleeping fish

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

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