Dive Site: Steve’s Bommie Coral Sea

snapper at Steve's Bommie diving the Great Barrier Reef Coral Sea by Pete McGee, GoodViz Productions

Site Overview

Site Type: Bommie, Macro (Nudi's); Mega fauna; Reef – Scenic; Photographic
Depth: Top: 3MMedian: 22MBottom: 35M
Location: Close to Ribbon Reefs No 2 and 3 on The Great Barrier Reef

Description

Steve’s Bommie is one of the best dive sites on the Great Barrier Reef.  Incredible diversity and density of marine life. Macro life clings to the bommie while large schools of fish, drawn to the structure, circle around it. Expect to see reef sharks, rays, schools of trevally, anemone fish, stone fish, nudibranchs, colourful corals.  This dive site has something for everyone!

An underwater plaque commemorates ‘Steve’ who the bommie was named after.

memorial at Steve's Bommie diving the Great Barrier Reef Coral Sea by Pete McGee, GoodViz Productions
Schools of snapper and trevally surround the bommie.

snapper at Steve's Bommie diving the Great Barrier Reef Coral Sea by Pete McGee, GoodViz Productions
Anemonefish dive among the anemones.

anenomefish at Steve's Bommie diving the Great Barrier Reef Coral Sea by Pete McGee, GoodViz Productions
Finding Nemo is possible.

clown anemonefish at Steve's Bommie diving the Great Barrier Reef Coral Sea by Pete McGee, GoodViz Productions
Reef stonefish are well camouflaged among the rubble and ledges.

Reef stonefish at Steve's Bommie diving the Great Barrier Reef Coral Sea by Pete McGee, GoodViz Productions
A pair of Fire dartfish call the bommie home.

fire dartfish at Steve's Bommie diving the Great Barrier Reef Coral Sea by Pete McGee, GoodViz Productions

Words and Pictures by Pete McGee, GoodViz Photography, GoodViz Productions, diving with Mike Ball Dive Expeditions.