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Reef Report for Thursday, January 18, 2001

And the Sun Smiles Upon Us Again!

It has been exceptional week of good weather, and if you are home right now on this beautiful Saturday, you should be kicking yourself. The conditions are excellent for diving and playing on the reef!

Conditions will remain mild as the wind should not blow above 10 knots and only a late storm on Saturday night is predicted. © Great Barrier Reef Enterprises

Passions of Paradise had an exceptional week of diving, as visibility remained 15 metres, despite the wind at the beginning of the week. Certified divers were treated to the company of the resident Maori Wrasse, who is affectionately known as Rastus. Intro divers saw lots of Parrotfish and some Clown Trigger fish, to name but a few.

Kalinda, moored at Flynn reef, experienced 2 knot winds on Thursday and 25 metres plus visibility. Where else would you want to be??? Open Water divers were thrilled with the friendliness of a resident green turtle. Quite happy to let the divers cruise beside him, the novice divers couldn’t believe their eyes.

Captain Jack, out on the Ribbon Reefs, updated us on the passengers on the Nimrod Explorer. Divers were treated to a sensational sighting, as a large Manta ray cruised by the point at the Cod Hole. The Potato Cod continued to provide enjoyment with 6 at the feeding interacting with the divers very closely indeed! The trip down the ribbons provided superb diving conditions with up to 30 metres visibility and very little current. © Great Barrier Reef Enterprises Divers at Andy’s Postcard were also privvy to spectacular swirling fusiliers, an assortment of trevally, mackerel, and a large dogtooth mackerel stopping divers in their tracks. The dive site is often described as "blue heaven". Thanks for the update Captain Jack!

Get wet this weekend. The diving and snorkelling conditions are prime!

(C) Pro Dive Cairns The weekly reef report is written by Sue-Anne Chapman of Pro Dive Cairns, who compiles them from the many conversations she has with divers, dive instructors, captains, and others in the Cairns dive community. The report is published weekly in the Cairn Post, the local daily paper and appears here thanks to the courtesy of Pro Dive Cairns.

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