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Dive Review of Lady Elliot Divers in
Australia/Lady Elliot

Lady Elliot Divers: "diamond in blue setting", Jan, 2018,

by Michael Joest, Kehl, DE (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 29 reports with 13 Helpful votes). Report 10110.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving worldwide more than 100 destinations
Closest Airport Lady Elliot Getting There via Sydney Brisbane Hervey Bay

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas
Water Temp 28 to Celsius Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 25 to 40 Meters

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 1 h or 50 bar
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling 5 stars
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Beginners 5 stars
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Comments Coming out of the clouds all of sudden we saw an awesome greenish white diamond in a setting of lovely blues of all kinds – Lady Elliot. The pilot did us the favor to start a scenic tour once all around before the final approach, all our cameras clicking away in frantic speed. Paradise was waiting for us. The landing strip looked a bit short, so for the pilot it means, touch down and hit the brakes and propellers in reverse right away otherwise you would shoot over it and hit the lagoon. This would maybe an idea for avid divers to start right away.
Disembarking a guided 20 min tour of the island started to give you a rough idea of what´s going on. I got a lovely bungalow with garden view plenty of birds and a glimpse of the ocean between conifers. On my night desk I found a sign “ear plugs in the first drawer”, I wonder what the hell would I need ear plugs for here. It seems there is folk from the city, who can easily sleep with traffic noise not so however with birds calling, a bit strange that.
Undercurrent had a divers report already in the 10/2017 issue so I don´t need to tell you more on the island features. Diving was the reason I came here. Had e-mailed from home and pre booked a 10 dive package with my own gear. Again no surcharge on the plane, lucky me it seems. At the dive center I found a blackboard with clear warnings for snorkelers, not to go out to lighthouse with southerly winds or vice versa northern winds at Coral Garden. Sometimes they even recommend not to go at all, when the beach for snorkelers was closed due to swell current and strong winds. I went for a first impression with mask and fins and I found a healthy reef no traces of a dy ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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