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Black Head Reef.. It’s the little things in life that make this dive site special. Black Head Reef is a nice shallow dive made up of narrow gutters with high walls. There is a very diverse amount of marine life at this dive site, such as Wobbygong Sharks sleeping in the undercuts of the reef, schools of catfish swimming toward you in balls of up to 50 fish! There are occasional Grey Nurse Sharks, Stingrays, Southern Eagle Rays (otherwise known as Bull Rays),  Moray eels and hundreds of different species of fish, but the highlight of this dive is the Nudibranch that call this reef home. There are up to 30 different species of Nudibranch living on this reef. So be sure to have your torch with you when you do this dive!

ENTRY: You can get in to the water by a giant stride from the stern then swim to the bow.

DESCENT: Descend  the anchor line holding the line all the way down.

DEPTH: To the sand its about 12 metres.

BOTTOM TIMES: Can be up to 45 minutes. We recommend it to be around 35 minutes.

SAFETY STOPS: There is no safety stop required for this dive but a slow ascent from every dive is important.

DANGERS: Surge One of the main problems with this dive is the surge as it can really knock you around if you're not careful.

IF YOU: Come of the reef: Do a normal ascent, surface, establish positive buoyancy, signal the boat and deploy your safety sausage. Wave your arm if you need help or your safety sausage and we will come and get you as soon as we can.