This beautiful large dive site is located right in between the Scottish Prince Shipwreck and Greta’s Reef in close proximity to the Gold Coast Seaway entrance. It is about 200m in length and 150m wide. The rocky reef is about 17-18m deep and consists of boulders and bommies with sandy patches separating them.
There are 2 sections, the large main area and a smaller isolated section to the east separated by sand. The marine life is diversified and includes huge amounts of small fish, coral, lots of wobbies, rays, nudis, murals, turtles and so much more. The area is known for passing dolphins and sharks hence, a surprise once-in-a-lifetime encounter could be on the cards for the lucky one’s.
This dive site was only recently discovered in 2017 by local divers of The Scuba Coach. Before this, the site was not known as a fishing spot nor marked on any map. Some local fishos claim however to have known the spot before ;-). Some weeks of consultation in between the divers concluded with the name Migaloo Reef in honour of our white whale friend.
In early 2018, Migaloo Reef made it into the April edition of Dive Log with a full page article written by Nigel Marsh. Here is the link to check it out (page 28): http://www.divelog.net.au/dlonline.html