Dive Site: Comet’s Hole, Lord Howe Island, NSW

Black & LHI Butterflyfish at Comet's Hole diving Lord Howe Island NSW Australia by Diveplanit

Site Overview

Site Type: Shallow Scenic dive
Depth: Median: 3MBottom: 7M
Location: Well within the sheltered Lagoon just minutes from the boatshed

Description

Comet’s Hole is sort of the Lord Howe Island ‘House Reef’. Well within the shelter lagoon, just minutes from the boatshed, Comet’s Hole is diveable when some of the other sites aren’t. At a maximum depth of 7m and surrounded by a 3-4 m high coral reef wall – it’s also one of the easiest dives around.

Double Header and dive Guide Pat at Comet's Hole diving Lord Howe Island NSW Australia by Diveplanit

It’s the best possible introduction to the diversity of marine life around Lord Howe Island, a great place to get acquainted with the locals.

Catfish swarm at Comet's Hole diving Lord Howe Island NSW Australia by Diveplanit

You will meet: the crazy swarm of catfish, the Lord Howe Butterflyfish, the Double Header wrasse,

LHI Moray at Comet's Hole diving Lord Howe Island NSW Australia by Diveplanit

the Lord Howe Moray Eel, the cute Zebra Morwong, the McCulloch’s anemonefish, the big Black Stingrays,

Stingray takes off at Comet's Hole diving Lord Howe Island NSW Australia by Diveplanit

(hold on I haven’t finished yet!) the Kingfish, Drummers, Sweetlips, Stripeys, footballers, Peacock Flounder, no end of Angels and Butterflies and the inquisitive Galapagos Sharks.

Painted Morwong at Comet's Hole diving Lord Howe Island NSW Australia by Diveplanit

It’s a ‘one species a minute’ kinda dive

Sweetlips and drummer at Comet's Hole diving Lord Howe Island NSW Australia by Diveplanit

– and you’ll want to go back for more minutes – guaranteed!

Zebra morwong at Comet's Hole diving Lord Howe Island NSW Australia by Diveplanit