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Moore Reef Diving with Wally the Mauri Wrasse !

Cairns & Great Barrier Reef19 Sep 2014 - 19 Sep 2014

Aboard Reef Magic, my mum and I went to the Marine World platform, which is located approximately 45km's from offshore Cairns at a private Outer Reef Location on the pristine north eastern end of Moore Reef.

I did my 1st Introductory Dive, and then a 2nd dive and now I am studying to get my Open Water Licence (I am 15 years old). The dive company I am studying with is called Ambeau Sport & Recreation and they are fantastic (and pretty funny too).

We went down about 5 metres first, then about 20 metres on the 2nd dive. I absolutely love diving. Wally the Mauri Wrasse swam up to us and we had our photos taken with him. The dive master (Amanda) had to keep gently moving Wally along cause he was hogging all the camera time, lol.

There was so many different fish to see at Moore Reef - I saw a school of Barracuda, hundreds of Parrot Fish, a few "Nemo's", black tip and white tip reef sharks to name just a few.

You can also go snorkeling or go for a ride in the glass-bottom boat or the semi-sub. There is also an underwater observatory. These are all free activities. They have a delicious buffet lunch, which included curry dishes as well. Reef Magic is a beautiful vessel and had really comfy seats to sleep on on the way back.

I can't wait to complete my Open Water Licence and then get to the next level.

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Liam Parker

What a great first dive location! Mine was a murky quarry.. not quite as inspiring!

John Fry

John Fry

Excellent report! Got to love Wrasse - nice one. Good luck with your OW!


Rich Ward

Nice first dives and nicely written report!

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