Pellowe Reef

Cairns, Australia

Rated 3 by one diver

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  • Dive Level:

    Intermediate
  • Best Months:

    January-December
  • Accessed By:

    Boat
  • Maximum Depth:

    20m
  • Water Temperature:

    26°C - 28°C
  • Currents:

    Strong

Description

Pellowe reef is an awsemo place to scuba dive! Even by the Great barrier reef standards this is amazing. A small isolated reef located close to the edge of the continental shelf. For this reason access to the reef is very weather and tidal dependent. The reef drops away very quickly at places to 30 metres and stronger currents can be present as well.

This site offers divers an exciting wall dive and one great swim through. The majority of the dives will be in depths between 5 to 20 metres. Being closer to the shelf large pelagic fish can be sighted along with the more regular sightings of more regular GBR fish. 

Some of the most interesting marine life includes:

  • White tip reef sharks
  • Barracuda - large schools
  • Turtles
  • Clown Fish
  • chevron barracuda
  • Nudibranchs galore
  • Many sea cucumbers

Scuba Location

Dive centres near by

padi diving
Deep Sea Divers Den
Cairns, Australia
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Pro Dive Cairns
Cairns, Australia

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Last updated by Finn on 1/5/2012

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