Ribbons Reef / Australia

Ribbons Reef

At the northern part of the Great Barrier Reef there is Ribbons Reef. It consists of 10 separate reefs. For the last decades Ribbons Reef have become one of the most popular places for diving and underwater photography in Australia as there are numerous dive sites: Pixie’s Pinnacle, Challenger Bay, The Clam Gardens, Lighthouse Bommie, Steve’s Bommie, Temple of Doom, Dynamite Pass etc. The best places for diving at Ribbons Reef are located at less than 20m/66ft depth and at some places – at 5-10m/16-33ft. The currents are moderate. Both novices and professionals can dive in the waters of Ribbons Reef, while the variety and colorfulness of underwater life will definitely attract underwater photographers.

Location: the Coral Sea, northern part of the Great Barrier Reef

What to see: here divers can find lots of parrotfish, morays, pufferfish, sea turtles and other marine dwellers.

Depth: 5-20m/16-66ft

Currents: 1-2knots

Visibility: 10-30m/33-99ft

Season for diving: All year round. The average water temperature is 22C/72F in winter and 29C/84F in summer. Rainy season is from December to February

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