Dive Site: Anchor Bommie, Lady Elliot Island

Reef shark with anchor in background at Anchor Bommie Lady Elliot Island

Site Overview

Site Type: Bommies on sandy bottom with mega-fauna
Depth: Top: 14MBottom: 19M
Location: Amongst the dive sites to the west of the island

Description

Anchor Bommie is located on the western side of Lady Elliot Island, about half way to Coral Gardens, making it about a 4 minute commute from the beach. It’s a sandy site with scattered bommies in 14 – 18m of water.

Here’s a video of the turtles and reef shark we saw around the Anchor Bommie dive site at Lady Elliot Island.

The bommie is obviously and aptly named for the admiralty anchor at the dive site; and it’s a large bommie standing about 6 metres off the sandy bottom.

The admiralty Anchor at the aptly named Anchor Bommie dive site at Lady Elliot Island

There is plenty to see on the bommie, and in the bommie when you look carefully enough.

Staghorn coral cluster at with Humbugs and Fusiliers Lady Elliot Island

Lizard fish at Lady Elliot Island

During the dive we were amazed by the number and size of loggerhead turtles hammering through the midst of us.

Large loggerhead turtle close up at Lady Elliot Island

Around the bommie on the sand, there were plenty of reef sharks – though they wouldn’t let you get too close.

Reef shark with anchor in background at Anchor Bommie Lady Elliot Island