|Site Type:||Scenic Reef, coral and mega fauna|
|Depth:||Top: 14M Bottom: 18M|
|Location:||Amongst the dive sites to the west of the island|
The Maori Wrasse Bommie dive site is in the north western corner of the reef, and includes broken sandy bottom with small bommies and boulders, plus a large extent of staghorn coral which seems to be a favourite haunt of the turtles.
Here’s a video of the zebra shark and turtles we saw around the Maori Wrasse Bommie dive site at Lady Elliot Island.
The dive started with reef shark, then bull ray, and Cowtail Stingray as we worked our way along the small pieces of rocky reef on the sandy bottom.
Each piece of reef had its own interesting inhabitant.
And I had my first ever encounter with a Picasso trigger; though he didn’t hang around too long for a photo opp.
The highlight of the dive was a large bed (and I’m talking tens of metres long and wide) of fine staghorn coral in which were nestled what appeared to be a whole family of turtles.