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Dive Review of Lady Elliott Island Eco Resort in
Australia/Lady Elliott Island

Lady Elliott Island Eco Resort: "Healthy reefs, great resort, dive operation could be improved", Oct, 2019,

by Hugh E Aaron, FL, US (Contributor Contributor 16 reports with 10 Helpful votes). Report 11191.

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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
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 2 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments We were on Lady Elliott for a total for five nights in early May. Both morning and afternoon dives were offered each day. We dove three days making a total of six dives.

Lady Elliott diving is decidedly not concierage diving. If you are expecting someone to carry your gear and help you get your fins on, Lady Elliott is not that kind of place. Divers are pretty much expected to take care of setting up and handling their gear on their own. And to be generally independent. Although if someone needs special assistance, I suspect the dive staff would help them upon request.

Divers assemble their gear at the dive shop located in the developed part of the island near the housing units. Divers then load their gear on a flat bed truck and ride in a trailer to the beach. At the beach, divers suit up, including tanks, BCs and weights, and walk across the beach. If the tide is high enough, the dive boat, which is a landing craft style boat with a ramp on the front, picks the divers up on the beach. If the tide ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
Websites Lady Elliott Island Eco Resort   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving USVI, BVI, California, Hawaii, Cozumel, Isla Mujeres, Caymans, Curacao, Dominica, Roatan, Belize, Saba, St, Barths, St Kitts, Nevis, Saint Martin, Culebra, Virginia, North Carolina, Florida, Bahamas, Bonaire, Thailand
Closest Airport Hervey Bay Getting There The eco resort offers charter flights to and from the island and several mainland locations. We flew from Hervey Bay which also allowed us to visit Fraser Island ó donít miss it.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, rainy, cloudy, dry Seas calm, choppy, surge, currents
Water Temp 76-77°F / 24-25°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 50-80 Ft/ 15-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions They have many rules and you better follow them. Dives averaged about 50 minutes.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins None 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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