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CHALLENGER BAY

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Main characteristics

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Access By boat
Current Low current
Depth 5 to 20 m
Life Rich diversity
Experience Unknown
Water temp. 22 to 29 °C
Dive type Reef
Visibility up to 30 m
Best dive period All year

ABOUT CHALLENGER BAY

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The Great Barrier Reef has some of the best diving locations in the region thanks to its abundant marine life, warm temperatures and great visibility. For divers, there are many favorite locations in the reefs that make up one of the largest eco-systems in the Pacific Ocean.
One of the more popular ones is Challenger Bay, a place that boasts incredible coral formations filled with marine life that will dazzle the senses thanks to its abundant life, beautiful colors and wonderful visibility. Located between Ribbon Reef #9 and #10, Challenger Bay has is top to a mere 5 meters down, meaning that even snorkelers can swim along the surface and see at least part of this location. The full depth of Challenger Bay reaches about 20 meters and also features numerous marine life.

The Marine Life in Challenger Bay:
Challenger Bay features some interesting sea life including stingrays, white tip sharks on the outer reef areas and garden eels located in the sandy gullies. During your dive, you will also see barracuda, sweet-lips, large schools of giant trevally and red bass as well. However, the triggerfish are arguably the most photogenic as they swim around you and your group. Of course, you will want to take advantage of the night diving opportunities as well and see the many small fish which act as bait for the trevally and red bass. In addition, you’ll see moray eels, lion fish, parrotfish and pufferfish as well. One of the highlights is the batfish which will swim with you as you ascend to the surface.

Dive Requirements & Level of Experience:
The overall serenity of this part of the Great Barrier Reef in terms of currents, depth and visibility means that divers of all skill levels are welcomed, including novice divers. Whether this is your first dive or you are a seasoned veteran, Challenger Bay is simply one of the most beautiful places to dive in all the Great Barrier Reef. It is also quite popular as well, so diving in the off-season is recommended if you want more of this great location to yourself.

This text is for information purposes only. It has been written by members of the website and can be inaccurate. Always contact local professional divers before diving.

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  • Titan triggerfish in Challenger Bay in Australia Featured
    26 Apr 2015
    Titan triggerfish
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  • Spotted garden-eel in Challenger Bay in Australia Featured
    22 Dec 2014
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  • Giant moray in Challenger Bay in Australia Top Rated
    22 Dec 2014
    Giant moray
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  • Red lionfish in Challenger Bay in Australia Top Rated
    22 Dec 2014
    Red lionfish
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  • Emperor angelfish in Challenger Bay in Australia Top Rated
    22 Dec 2014
    Emperor angelfish
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  • Australian barracuda in Challenger Bay in Australia Top Rated
    22 Dec 2014
    Australian barracuda
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  • Yellowbanded sweetlips in Challenger Bay in Australia Top Rated
    22 Dec 2014
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  • Turkey moray in Challenger Bay in Australia Top Rated
    22 Dec 2014
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  • Titan triggerfish in Challenger Bay in Australia Top Rated
    22 Dec 2014
    Titan triggerfish
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  • Yellowstriped goatfish in Challenger Bay in Australia Top Rated
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Australia, Queensland (Lon : 145.6905 Lat : -14.9153)
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