Comets Hole Snorkeling

The 2nd 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 at Comets Hole off the western coast is popular for the fresh water spring coming up and for the reef wall. The water depth in the middle of the small hole is 7m to 8m deep. During Comets Hole snorkeling, you may also encounter sea stars, silver drummer, galapagos sharks, lionfish, anemonefish, bull rays, whip rays, moray eels, butterflyfish, wrasse and angelfish.

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, Comets Hole is the 2nd 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:  Difficult

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 Comets Hole Snorkeling Review

GPS:  -31.538978, 159.065253

Date Published:  1/6/2012

Date Updated:  10/20/2016

ID:  22919

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