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Diving Localities - Briggs Reef

Briggs Reef
Dive Site: Briggs Reef
Location: 16°56.210S 146°12.040E
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Depth: 1-25 meters
Rating: Novice or Advanced
  • Go forward from the bow to sandy floor 11 meters down and look for coral head on your left.
  • Farther in reef edge has wall down to sand at 6 meters. Work along edge to left for good life forms.
  • For the more advanced go from stern of boat and follow six large bommies along edge of terrace to 24 meters
  • Staghorn thicket patches
  • Sea cucumbers on the sandy floor
  • Nudibranchs, Christmas tree worms, feather and sea stars for a great night dive
  • Fan and whip corals on the bommies and in the swim-throughs
  • Whitetip reef sharks, wrasse, parrotfish, damsels butterflyfish, angelfish, rabbitfish and surgeonfish are all common visitors
  • Less common are green turtles
  • Watch for blue-spotted rays and seasonal manta rays

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

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