North Bay Snorkeling

The MOST popular snorkel dive spot in Lord Howe Island.

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Northeast of Sydney off Lord Howe in the Tasman Sea, the snorkeling in North Bay off the northwestern shore is known for an adjacent reef that has plentiful marine life such as wrasse, bluefish and drummer. There are nice spur-and-grove coral formations, along with extensive beds of seagrass in the Lord Howe Island Lagoon.

Lord Howe Island is an exceptional place to explore as the southernmost coral reef in the world with over 90 coral species and 500 fish species. It has verdant rain-forests, white sand beaches and volcanic peaks. There is a long coral reef along the southwestern side of the island that encloses a lagoon. It is about 600km northeast of Sydney.

Lord Howe Island is reached by a two hour flight from Sydney or Brisbane (the main air service is provided by QantasLink).

Overall, North Bay is the 1st most popular snorkel dive spot of all 6 snorkeling dives in Lord Howe Island.


Local Contact(s):  Lord Howe Island Visitor Centre +61-2-6563-2114; Howea Divers +61-2-6563-2290; Pro Dive Lord Howe Island +61-2-6563-2253

Recommended Book:  "South Pacific Diving" from Julia Whitty

Best Season:  Oct-May

Average Difficulty:  Easy

Base Camp:  Treehouse 6563 2320; Somerset Apartments 6563 2061

Luxury Loding:  Capella Lodge 9918 4355; Pinetrees Lodge 02 6563 2177

Reference Source:  click here

Article Source:   Best North Bay Snorkeling Review

GPS:  -31.518273, 159.043332

Date Published:  1/3/2012

Date Updated:  9/14/2018

ID:  22917

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