Orchid Rocks

Location: Magnetic Island
State: QLD
Diver Qualification: Open Water
Average Depth: 9mtrs
Max Depth: 15mtrs
Average Visibility: 5mtrs
Access Type: BOAT
Directions: Northern tip of Magnetic island
Description: This site is on the edge of a natural channel which flows into Cleveland Bay.

The bottom is all granite boulders some more than 10m high with caves, canyons and lots of very, very large Queensland Grouper. Many big pelagic species cruise this area and it is always an exciting dive.

The vis can be poor but during the winter months can be as much as 15m. This is a great spot but you do need to pick your days because it is so exposed, and it takes 2 hours to swim right around the Rocks average depth of 9m. Mostly dived on rebreathers to get up close and personal with the residents;;))