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Sharks


Shark Feeding

Few underwater experiences are as heart-starting as diving with a school of sharks on their home turf. The Coral Sea is well known for its sharks. At North Horn on Osprey Reef the currents meet, bringing together large schools of tuna, barracuda and sharks - white tips, grey and silver tip whalers, leopard sharks, thresher sharks and schooling hammerheads. Allow a few nights to try this adventure.

When: Year round

Where: Cairns, Port Douglas, Townsville

Grey Nurse Sharks

Grey nurse sharks, also known as sand tiger sharks are listed as critically endangered and only an estimated 300 to 500 sharks left on Australia's east coast. Despite their size (around 360 cm long) and fierce appearance they are not a danger to humans. They are slow but strong swimmers and are generally more active at night. They are often observed just above the sea bed in or near deep sandy-bottomed gutters or rocky caves, in the vicinity of inshore rocky reefs and islands. Grey Nurse Sharks are regularly seen in Southern Queensland coastal waters.

When: Summer (Dec-Feb)

Where: Wolf Rock, Sunshine Coast

When: Winter (Jun-Aug)

Where: Flat Rock, Brisbane



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