Diving Localities - Thetford Reef
| Thetford Reef
| Dive Site:
|| 16°48.472S 146°11.757E. NW side of Bommie Fields
| Visited By:
||Scuba Pro, Tusa V, Silverswift
|| 1-25 metres
- Almost 2km long reef with scattered coral heads
- Take a long safety sausage as its easy to become disorientated
- Between the bommies sandy floors are covered with smaller coral patches and numerous blue staghorn thickets.
- In the smaller coral patches look for giant clams, butterflyfish, rabbitfish, damsels, angelfish and pipefish.
- On the bommies you'll be confronted with many swim-throughs
- The swim-throughs are partially closed on top, sending magical shafts of light down the mysterious passageways
- Take special care in the passageways while passing the large gorgonian fans and soft coral.
- Anemones host several species of commensal fish and transparent shrimps
- Boulder coral heads have dozens of multi-coloured Christmas worms
- A fish-feeding permit allows the Coral Princess to attract trevally, wrasse, spangled emperor, red bass, blue and gold fusiliers and sergeant majors for the benefit of guests.
Note: Latitude and longitude not to be used for navigational purposes - approx co-ords only.