Osprey Reef Dive Sites – Coral Sea (Queensland)
Osprey Reef dive sites are known for three things, amazing underwater visibility, coral walls which drop away to 1,000m below and sharks. Osprey Reef is located in the Coral Sea and offers very remote, deep reef diving.
Located beyond the borders of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, Osprey Reef and Coral Sea diving is only accessible on a liveaboard dive trip with regular, scheduled departures from Cairns. Some of the reefs you may dive include Osprey Reef, Shark Reef, Vema Reef, Bougainville Reef, Holmes Reef and more. You can expect a range of dive experiences and landscapes.
Osprey Reef Dive Sites | What Will I See
A consistent factor of diving in the Coral Sea and on Osprey Reef is the sharks! Not to mention the outstanding visibility and giant schools of pelagic fish. Dive depth is only limited by your experience and certification. Water temperature varies between 22 degrees to 29 degrees and all operators provide wetsuits / lycra suits for certified divers.
Popular Dive Sites. There’s many famous and popular dive sites on Osprey Reef and in the Coral Sea. In fact, one of the world’s top shark dives is at North Horn and liveaboard dive operators come here and provide divers the chance to witness a shark feed. This is an amazing experience, which you will never forget. Other dive sites include North Horn Wall, Admiralty, Castles, Around the Bed, Rapid Horn, Secret Caves with its turtles and cuttlefish and False Entrance which is bursting with marine life and schools of pelagic and other fish.
Osprey Reef Dive Sites – Facts at a Glance
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Must be a Certified Diver to book a Osprey Reef or Coral Sea dive trip.
You will be doing deep dives (20 meters +) so being Advanced Certified is advised or completing your Advanced Certification on the trip is a great option. Most boats offer diving on Enriched Air (Nitrox) – Completing your course is also possible.
Travelling alone? No problem, a dive buddy can be allocated to you. Liveaboard boats take anywhere from 20 – 30 guests. Ask us for more information on your vessel preference.
Booking a Coral Sea Liveaboard Dive Trip
Dive in Australia is pleased to provide an easy booking service for all Cairns liveaboard dive trips and you can save money with no booking or credit card fees. We have visited and dived all of these great locations. We offer first-hand experience and advice, choosing the operator and destination to best suit your experience and itinerary.
As a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak all day tours, liveaboard trips and dive course programs have been suspended Australia wide until further notice. Dive in Australia now offers live availability functionality for a number of our trips however we request until we have been advised by the Australian Government that tour operators can recommence their operations we ask you to please contact us first before planning to book any future travel.