Pellowe Reef (Latitude 16°51’25″S, Longitude 146°20’81″E). 65km North of Cairns, located near Milln Reef, Thetford Reef, and Moore Reef on the edge of the continental shelf. Pellowe Reef is known for its wall dives and swim-throughs, making it a great site for scuba divers. T

Due to its location and the unique conditions, it is a more rare reef site to visit and is a special treat for those who do get to experience it. Diving or snorkeling here can only be done when tides and weather conditions are ideal. Strong currents can make the area dangerous.

Pellowe Reef offers a diverse array of marine life and exciting diving opportunities. Divers can enjoy an exciting wall dive and swim-throughs at this reef. The majority of the dives will happen at depths ranging from 5 to 30 meters. Being closer to the continental shelf increases the likelihood of encountering large pelagic fish species, in addition to more frequent sightings of chevron barracuda and nudibranchs.

Dive sites

Depth Range: 5-30 metres
Visibility: 15-20 metres

  • Cucumber Alley
  • Darth Vader

Marine life

  • clownfish
  • moray eels
  • bull ray
  • chevron barracuda

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