Ribbon Reef

  • must see
  • Abundant sea life
  • Rock
  • Perfect visibility
  • Reef sharks
  • Ribbon Reef
Access
From Boat
Diver Level
Experienced
Depth
Average: 16.4 ft
Maximum: 65.6 ft
Current
Mild
Visibility
Average: 32.8 ft
Maximum: 98.4 ft

Ribbon Reef is located off northern Queensland and is part of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park in Australia. This healthy reef is ideal for underwater photography and spotting large species. The crevices, bommies, and swim-throughs are full of life and colors.

When to go

It is possible to dive at Ribbon Reef throughout the year, with a water temperature of 22C/72F in winter and 29C/84F in summer. The best visibility occurs from September to November, while there is lots of rain from December to February. There is a high chance to spot minke whales in June and July.

What to see

There is an abundance of creatures and bright tropical fish like angelfish, parrotfish, and squirrelfish at Ribbon Reef. The large inhabitants are giant potato cod, reef sharks, wobbegongs, and barracudas.


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