Erscotts Hole Snorkeling

The 5th 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 Erscotts Hole off the western coast is well known for its coral garden. The amazing garden of staghorn coral provides habitat to 500 species of fish. With this zone, there are 90 species of coral to be found. Keep an eye out for the chameleon-like Blue fish and the double-header wrasse.

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, Erscotts Hole is the 5th 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

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Article Source:   Best Erscotts Hole Snorkeling Review

GPS:  -31.549106, 159.063344

Date Published:  12/29/2011

Date Updated:  10/20/2016

ID:  22920

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