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Underwater Photo Location: Heron Island

Underwater Photo Location: Heron Island

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80 km off the coast from Gladstone Queensland. Long long time ago a turtle soup factory now an excellent dive and general resort.
Facts about Heron Island
  • It is in Australia
  • Heron Island is in the Pacific.
  • The typical depth is 0-20 Metres 0-60 Feet.
  • The typical visibility is 10-30 Metres 30-100 Feet.
Dive types
dayboatshorewrecknight

Marine Life
bigsmallsharkswhalesturtlescoralstinging

Diving facilities
air

Photo facilities
macrowideanglephireinstruction

by Bill Van Eyk
Flatworm, Heron Island

by Bill Van Eyk
Photo taken while free diving. All of the sudden a school of stingrays appeared and swam around for maybe ten minutes or so.

by Bill Van Eyk
Stingray stampede at Heron Island.

by Bill Van Eyk
Sharks quietly circling unperturbed rabbit fish, early in the morning

by Bill Van Eyk
Close up of a crown of thorns starfish

by Bill Van Eyk
Flatworm at Heron Island

by Bill Van Eyk
Relatively "tame" moray eel -

by Bill Van Eyk
Yellow box fish - posing "sitting" relatively still .

by Bill Van Eyk
Flying Gurnard (Dactylopterus volitans), we have a much smaller species down south in Melbourne. This one was about 30 cm wide (1 ft) and 20 cm long body (8 in).

by Bill Van Eyk
Green turtle (Chelonia mydas) one of species turtles around Heron Island.

by Bill Van Eyk
Manta ray late in the afternoon fishing near the surface

by Mick Harris
My flying turtle taken at Heron Island.

by Sean Steininger
The Gang's All Here

by Sean Steininger
Shovelnose Ray
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