DIVE MOOLOOLABA CORAL REEFS

DIVE MOOLOOLABA CORAL REEFS DIVE SITES:

Clown Reef

Depth: 12 – 18 metres
Location: Outer Gneerings
Certification Required: Open Water
Average visibility: 10m (summer), 15m (winter)
If you want to find nemo, we guarantee you will find him, and many of his friends at Clown Reef. If you look even more closely, you may find a sexy shrimp. These guys are very cute, and are approx 5-10mm in length.

Hanging Rock

Depth: 13 – 19 metres
Certification Required: Open Water
Location: Outer Gneerings
Average visibility: 10m (summer), 15m (winter)
Hanging Rock was given its name due to an enormous rocky outcrop which overhangs a sandy trench below. The underside of  the overhang is a photographers delight! Here you will find beautiful sun corals feeding in the tranquil sway of the ocean.
Watch where you poke your nose; small Moray Eels spy on you through the treasure trove of crevasses.
Your eyes will be a buzz keeping track of the tiny tropical fish that call this site home. For good reason Hanging Rock has been voted one of the best dive sites on the Gneerings!

Lost Canyons

Depth: 10 – 16 metres
Location: Outer Gneerings
Certification Required: Open Water
Average visibility: 10m (summer), 15m (winter)
Lost Canyons is one of our most perfect sites for new divers and those looking for a laid back dive. It’s a very shallow site which guarantees a long bottom time, even for the novice, and has beautiful hard and soft corals. Lost Canyons is fantastic for macro diving, keep you head low and see how many Nudibranchs you can find! Don’t forget to look up every now and again though; if you’re lucky the occasional turtle or wobbegong will swim by.

MKVI

Depth: 10 – 17 metres
Location: Outer Gneerings
Certification Required: Open Water
Average visibility: 10m (summer), 15m (winter)
It’s virtually impossible to get lost at this great dive site, given the ledge that runs in an East – West direction. There are heaps of beautiful Anemones, Clown Fish, and lots of cute little Christmas Tree Worms that call this place home. We recommend you check out the mini cave that usually has large pelagics, wobbegongs, slipper lobsters, and painted crayfish.

Nudi Junction

Depth: 20 – 27 metres
Location: Outer Gneerings
Certification Required: Advanced Open Water
Average visibility: 10m (summer), 15m (winter)
As the name suggests, there is an abundance or Nudibranchs at this site. The anchor sits on the top of a ledge, which is the shallowest depth of 20 meters. The bottom of the ledge is the deepest at 27 meters. There is sand at the bottom of the ledge, so the majority of the marine life is on the ledge wall and on top of the plateau. This is an easy site to navigate, simply follow the ledge and look for lots of macro life.

Old Woman Island

Depth: 5 – 15 metres
Certification Required: Open Water
Average Visibility: 7m (summer), 12m (winter)
Being an Island, divers can gain protection from most wind directions. The south side of Old Woman Island offers the best marine life. Navigation is easy, mainly due to a ledge (wall) that can be explored from an East – West direction. Because of its shallow depth, it’s not uncommon for a new diver to have long and enjoyable 45 minute dives. There is an abundance of Nudibranchs at this dive site. A ‘must do’ dive site for all photographers who enjoy macro photography. Old Woman Island is also a haven for turtles, watch out, this bunch are a sneaky lot, they’ll slip away without you even knowing they were there. You might get a ‘hello’ on the surface if you don’t meet face-to-face underwater though.

Pinnacles

Depth: 15 – 24 metres
Location: Outer Gneerings
Certification Required: Open Water/Advanced
Average visibility: 10m (summer), 15m (winter)
The pinnacles is one of the most popular dive sites on the Mooloolaba Coral Reefs. There are 2 pinnacles that rise from the sand in 24 metres. The top of one pinnacle is 16 metres and the other rises to 14 metres. This site is very easy to navigate with beautiful corals and tropical fish. The highlight of this dive site is a massive blue anemone on the side of one of the pinnacles.

Pyramids

Depth: 19 – 31 metres
Location: Murphys Reef
Certification Required: Advanced or Deep
Average visibility: 10m (summer), 15m (winter)
An exciting, advanced dive. You will reach sand if you swim in any direction for more than 60 meters. Imagine a pile of boulders (spanning 80 meters by 80 meters) encrusted in coral on top of a sandy seabed. The bommies are filled with Crabs, Lobsters, Crayfish, Bugs, Wobbegongs and even boat anchors. As part of our ongoing goal to keep the waterways clean, we often lift anchors, chain and get rid of fishing line that are deemed hazardous to the beautiful marine life. There are always large schools of pelagic fish hanging around this site.

Ship Rock

Depth: 23 – 32 metres
Location: Murphys Reef
Certification Required: Advanced or Deep
Average visibility: 10m (summer), 15m (winter)
Rock or Ship? You would bet your house that this was a ship that was sunk over a hundred years ago. You can make out the stringers in the hull. However, we have been assured that this is simply a reef. There are hundreds of Amenomes at this dive site with beautiful little Clown Fish that call them it’s home. Nudibranchs are common at this site. Large pelagics are are found around the sand.

The Hole

Depth: 15 – 21 metres
Location: Outer Gneerings
Certification Required: Open Water
Average visibility: 10m (summer), 15m (winter)
The hole offers the only safe swim through on the Mooloolaba Coral Reefs. The hole is roughly 3 metres in diameter and drops down to an even larger bowl that resident Wobbygongs and Groupers call ‘home’. After you have swum through the hole it’s off to check out the beautiful ledge that runs in a North – South direction, with heaps of macro marine life.

Triple D

Depth: 14- 18 metres
Location: Outer Gneerings
Certification Required: Open Water
Average visibility: 10m (summer), 15m (winter)
Triple D is one of the newest sites we have found. It boasts a beautiful display of healthy, hard and soft corals. The anchor sits in approx 15m of water. There is a small swim through (maximum one diver at a time), a small cavern and lots of ledges running through the dive site. There are lots of Nudibranchs, lion fish, and a random treasure chest :).

Tunnels

Depth: 12 – 19 metres
Location: Outer Gneerings
Certification Required: Open Water
Average visibility: 10m (summer), 15m (winter)
Imagine a mini grand canyon, two large rocks rest side by side, with a split between the two. There are lots of bait fish between the two rocks. At the base of the rock you will find two tight swim throughs (tunnels). There are usually large cod hanging out inside the rocks along side Crayfish, Moray Eels and wobbegongs.

Wonderland

Depth: 9 – 16 metres
Location: Outer Gneerings
Certification Required: Open Water
Average visibility: 10m (summer), 15m (winter)
Wonderland boasts a beautiful display of healthy, hard and soft corals. The anchor sits in approx 10m of water, which makes it a perfect site for new divers or those who have not dived for a while. There are lots of nooks and crannies to explore, as well as a mini cave, unfortunately you cannot fit inside it. There are lots of Nudibranchs, Pipe Fish, Clownfish, and Anemones.

PRICES:

Half day trip (double dive)
$139 ($129 if booked online) No equipment required
$149 ($139 if booked online) Hiring tanks & weights
$199 ($189 if booked online) Hiring all mandatory equipment

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Two dives on the Mooloolaba Coral Reefs
  • Experienced dive guides on each trip. Our maximum ratio is one dive guide to six divers
  • Delicious food and refreshments during the surface interval

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Single dive
$74 ($64 if booked online) No equipment required
$84 ($74 if booked online) Hiring tank & weights
$124 ($114 if booked online) Hiring all mandatory equipment

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 1 dive on the Mooloolaba Coral Reefs
  • Experienced dive guides on each trip. Our maximum ratio is one dive guide to six divers

DIVING SCHEDULE For a detailed overview about the times and dates we run dives to the Mooloolaba Coral Reefs visit our diving schedule.

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Scuba World is proud to boast its magnificent Coral Reef sites and show you around. Recent studies have proven what we’ve always known, Mooloolaba hosts some of the most healthy and beautiful coral reefs and we can take you there! We have some hidden treasures thanks to our unique 3 Reef Diving Explorer Days.

WHY SCUBA WORLD?

HASSLE-FREE DIVING

  • We are the fastest dive shop to the Mooloolaba Coral Reefs. Only a 20 minute boat ride from our shop
  • Private Marina – depart directly from Scuba World (you won’t waste time travelling to and from public jetties)
  • Free all day parking at Scuba World
  • Full use of our loading zone to unload your equipment
  • Full use of our wash up facilities, toilets, hot showers and storage area

SAFETY

  • Family owned and operated since 1979
  • Our team is friendly, highly trained and very experienced

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DIVE INFORMATION:

  • When you see a time on your confirmation email or an SMS it is when you need to meet at Scuba World, not the time our boat departs. You do not need to arrive early to get fitted out for hire equipment. There is more than enough time to do this between the time you arrive and when the boat departs.
  • Regular dive trips to the Mooloolaba Coral Reefs are scheduled
  • You have the option of choosing between a single or double dive
  • Suitable for Open Water Divers (certified to 18 meters)
    • You need to have dived from a boat and completed at least 1 dive to 15 meters. If you have not done this call our shop on (07) 54448595 or send us an email before you book online.
  • Depth ranges from 12 to 35 meters. Average is 18 meters
    • It’s mandatory to Nitrox certified and to use Nitrox to complete a double DEEP Mooloolaba Coral Reef with us
    • It’s mandatory to be Advanced OR Deep certified to complete a double DEEP Mooloolaba Coral Reef with us
  • WH&SQ advise a certified diver should not dive in excess of the depth to which they have been trained or have logged experienced to. We will require a certification card or a dive log signed by a Dive Guide proving that you have had experience to a certain depth.
  • Maximum dive time is 45 minutes
  • EAN (nitrox) is available
  • Diving by yourself? We will buddy you up with another diver with similar experience
  • A torch is highly recommended to enhance your dives ($20 to hire)

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