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Pinnacle Bay, home to dive sites The Pinnacles and The Woodpile
Come face to face with a giant manta ray
Come face to face with a giant Maori Wrasse at The Pinnacles
Map of The Pinnacles
Hook Island
Northernmost point
Hook Island
Queensland 4741 Australia

The Pinnacles
Hook Island, Whitsunday Area

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07 4948 5900


Arguably the best dive site in the Whitsundays, with hard corals comparing favourably to those seen on the outer Great Barrier Reef. The best dive is off the western beach, adjacent to the Woodpile and swim east at a depth of seven to 15 metres. Large coral bommies dominate the terrain, reaching nearly to the surface. Acropora corals are everywhere and huge porite corals in the shape of boulders and massive towers can also be seen. Manta rays are very common in the cooler months, May to September, as are big Maori Wrasse. This dive is not for the faint-hearted as black and white tip reef sharks are frequently seen! In the shallow water, particularly off the western beach, the coral cover is nearly solid, mostly staghorn, with only a few sandy patches.

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Excellent snorkelling just off the western beach too.

Diving depth is three to 18 metres. Diving visibility is typically three to 15 metres.

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Property Details


  • Sheltered Area
    Sheltered Area


  • Scuba-Diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Swimming

Free Entry

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