Lady Elliot Island is nestled amongst the coral gardens at the southern tip of the Great Barrier Reef. The rich eco system offers the ideal environment for some of Queensland’s best diving. With up to 25 meters visability, enjoy diving with graceful manta rays, hundreds of fish species, starfish, coral and sharks. Some fifty thousand sea birds also flock to the island each year, Loggerhead turtles return to nest, and humpback whales pass through the warm waters on their annual migration.
A few words from Lady Elliot Island
Lady Elliot Island is the most southerly island within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. It lies 85 kilometres north-east of Bundaberg and is a coral cay which is actually part of the reef.
Formed over a 3000 year period, learn all about the marine wonderland that is Lady Elliot Island on a guided reef walk or through the informative display at the reef education centre. Bird watchers also flock here to observe 57 species of birds. More than 50,000 birds nest here during summer. Sea turtles including the endangered Loggerhead Turtle also nest on Lady Elliot during the summer months from late afternoon through until early morning from November to January. Baby turtles can be seen scampering to the ocean from January until April usually under the cover of darkness.
There are 19 dive sites including Lighthouse Bommie, Coral Gardens, Moiri and Shark Pool with excellent visibility ranging from 15 to 40 metres. Explore the shipwreck in the waters off the island where Manta Rays - the island's icon - are regularly seen. A fully equipped dive centre on the island caters for all interests and abilities, offering resort dives for the beginner through to advanced dives for the qualified. Dive courses are also offered.
The resort, located on the beachfront offers a low-key eco friendly atmosphere, which allows you to escape the usual pressures of every day life. The resort caters for just 100 guests and allows you to get back to nature away from the crowds and hectic pace of major tourist areas.