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#17 Nursery Bommie


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LOCATION:
Agincourt Reef 2 - Site 17
DEPTH:
Maximum Depth 24 metres
DIVE TYPE:
Pinnacle dive
SKILL:
Novice - Intermediate
VISIBILITY:
12 - 30 metres, average 20m
LOOK FOR:
Considered best dive site in the area

One of the most spectacular dive sites on the Agincourt Reef system, the pinnacle is in a depth of 25m to 16m mid point behind a small ribbon reef.

This site is current prone and can only be dived in an incoming tide, as a result there is a large number of different species of fish. Schools of Pickhandle Barracuda hang in mid water on the currant side of the pinnacle also the occasional White or Black Tip reef Shark can be seen cruising by.

In the sandy areas surrounding the pinnacle Blue Spotted Lagoon Rays and Garden Eels can be seen. Close to the pinnacle you will see schools of Drummer, several types of Surgeonfish, Unicornfish and pairs of Foxface Rabbitfish.

On the pinnacle numerous Clown and Pink Anemone fish and occasional Moray Eels, close to the top Feather Star of various colours with their arms waving in the current.

At the end of the dive you make your way to the shallower reef waters behind the ribbon reef for your safety stop where you will see small boulder coral and large areas of staghorn coral.

For the diver who is a keen photographer this site offers great opportunities for wide angle and macro photography

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Site Maps #17

Nursery Bommie

Site #17 - Marine Life

  • Barracuda
  • Garden Eels
  • Unicornfish
  • Foxface Rabbitfish
  • Pinnacles
  • Staghorn Corals

(We have listed the marine life most likely encountered at this site as a guide only)

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