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Reef Report for Wednesday, May 29, 2002

Great Diving Highlights the Week on the Reef

Why would you want to be any were else this week, the conditions on the reef have been fantastic. The outlook for the coming week is sunny days and clear nights with south to southeast winds 15 to 20 knots. © Great Barrier Reef Enterprises So get out there and enjoy the best the Great Barrier Reef has to offer.

Divers on Scubapro II were treated to an underwater picnic this week, with feeding turtles, cruising reef sharks and playful clown fish all dropping in. Visibility has been up to 22- 25 meters, with picture perfect days and nights.

Calypso Reef Charters departing Port Douglas have had unreal conditions this week, with divers and snorkellers enjoying the excellent weather conditions and prime visibility. A Minke Whale sighting was the thrill of the week. Great to know that the whales are on their way to the reef.

Onboard TAKA IIís Cod Hole & Coral Sea trip, passengers experienced sunny 28 degree days with 12 knot winds to keep them cool. At Osprey Reef this week the sharks were out and about and ready to play. They included 4-meter cceanic silver-tipped sharks an feeding reef sharks, but the highlight of the trip were some fantastic sightings of a 3-4 meter bronze whalers. Visibility at the Ribbons Reefs was 25 meters plus. The reef at Agincourt was full of life this week with sighting of bat fish and loggerhead turtles.

Conditions have been bliss this for Reef Magic Cruises. Visiting the beautiful Milln Reef, introductory scuba divers had an amazing encounter with a harmless 2.5meter Shovel Nose Shark. The 30 meter visibility enabled divers to take some great shots of the active fish life and corals.

(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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