Diving:

Exploring our underwater world amongst Coral reefs is always a thrill. We love it all: the snorkelling, the free diving, and the hookah and scuba diving. Here's a little about how we dive from our own vessel and manage to do it safely with no back up support .

Tydeman reef and nearby sand cays — past Lizard island –posted March 2016

By Robin Jeffries | March 2, 2016

Anchored behind Tydeman Reef’s substantial sand cay you are a mere 20km from Cape Melville. This is as close as the outer GBR ever gets to the mainland over its entire 2,300 km length. So close that you could easily explore the cay then high tail it back to Pipon or the Flinders Islands for…

North Brocken Passage and Pipon reef — past Lizard Island — posted March 2016

By Robin Jeffries | March 1, 2016

Pipon Reef is a reasonable anchorage in 20-25 knot south east trade winds. At high tide, take your dingy over the top of the reef where you will find hundreds of turtles and an occasion indifferent dugong feeding on the small crustaceans.   The scant remains of two light house cottages from the past are on…

Howick Group East — past Lizard Island — posted March 2016

By Robin Jeffries | March 1, 2016

Now, try straying just a little east of Ingram Island. Stapleton Island is home to many thousands of marine birds on a well developed grassy cay. It is an amazing sight watching them buzz around their eggs and chicks like swarming bees. You will find Sooty, Crested & Caspian Terns, Noddies, Boobies, and maybe some…

Getting past Lizard island and the Cod hole — posted March 2016

By Robin Jeffries | March 1, 2016

A little excitement  builds as you reach iconic Lizard Island, 50nm North of Cooktown. The fabulous anchorage of Mrs Watson’s Bay usually has 5-20 boats parked within. A more protected and beautiful place is hard to imagine; a perfect location to relax and meet like-minded boaties. It’s magical beach, and clear water are very enticing.…

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