|Site Type:||Reef – Scenic|
|Depth:||Top: 8M Median: 10M Bottom: 22M|
|Location:||10 minutes to the west of Tawali Dive Resort on the north coast|
Deacon’s Reef is located on the north coast, just 10 minutes away by punt. It has a variety of hard and soft corals along a reef wall between which falls from about 12 to 30m. Deacons Reef also has many gullies and swim throughs, gorgonians, seafans and whip corals.
Deacon’s Reef has the kind of terrain that makes for interesting diving.
Being on the north coast the water is clear and the currents are just enough to keep it so.
There is plenty to see just lying around – though sometimes like this scorpionfish it’s hiding in plain sight.
The Leaf Scorpionfish can be just as hard to spot.
And sometimes it’s not, though wishes it could. These Spinecheeks always look particularly miffed when they’ve been spotted.
Wherever you look the coral is in perfect condition.
Whether it’s nice plate coral or just coating corals.
Being on the north coast of Milne Bay it is worthwhile keeping an eye out in the blue for Whalesharks, Hammerheads and Mantas.