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Reef Report for Thursday, October 18, 2001

Blue Skies and Flat Seas

Mother nature has turned it on a treat this week for visitors to our region, just in time for the annual Reef Festival. The weather out on the reef has been absolutely heavenly with the godís spoiling us with blue skies and flat seas.

Last week I had the opportunity to dust the cobwebs off my wetsuit and sneak out onboard our 3-day 2-night liveaboard trip. © Dive The Reef At the crack of dawn 32 other eager divers and I set sail for lovely Milln Reef. Conditions were unbeatable. During the night dive passengers onboard were treated to a display of an Alligator Garfish being chased and nipped by a dozen red bass as it skimmed across the surface, before being finished off by a Giant Trevally. The next day we cruised around Lionfish Bommie on Flynn reef and spotted six lionfish along with a few cuttlefish hanging around in the shallows.

We were not the only lucky fish out on the big blue to experience great conditions. Tusa Dive guests were blessed with flat seas and up to 40 meters visibility. The find of the week was a large Octopus dancing and showing off for certified divers at Hastings reef, along with a pod of 20 dolphins playing beside the boat on the way out.

Certified divers were also delighted with 25 metres visibility at Fish Market, where Passions of Paradise was moored. Introductory divers spotted a Yellow Boxfish, many clown triggerfish and a school of parrotfish, all in just 6 metres of water.

The weather people are expecting a slight increase in wind over the weekend; blowing a gentle NE 10-15 knots. With the water temperature being a toast 27 degrees C (That's 81 degrees forr you non-metric folks!)

(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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