North Horn  16-05-09
Cairns 13-05-09
Cairns 12-05-09
Cairns 14-05-09
Challenger Bay 15-05-09
Cod Hole 15-05-09
North Horn  16-05-09
Admiralty Anchor 16-05-09
Round the Bend 17-05-09
Halfway 17-05-09
False Entrance 17-05-09
Lizard Island 18-05-09
Cod Hole 18-05-09
Challenger Bay 18-05-09
Acropolis 19-05-09
Lighthouse Bommie 19-05-09
Pixie Gardens 19-05-09
Steve's Bommie 20-05-09
Flare Point 20-05-09


This is the shark feed dive on Osprey reef.  The trip across was very rough and Jen is sick all night.  I'm also sick but only once. Jen ends up sleeping most of the day away and misses the great dives here.

The shark feed is amazing.  It is done in a natural amphitheater.  In the middle of the amphitheatre is a bommie and this is where the bin of tuna heads is roped down to. We sit on the dead coral and watch. After teasing the sharks for a while the lid is released.  In the mix of creatures are white tip and grey sharks and a few larger silver tip sharks.  Not just sharks but also a potato cod and lots of smaller fish looking for the morsels.

So the lid is released and the sharks go frantic. They swim around and up and down madly trying to get the tuna.  They come very close to us - within a metre but they are really not interested in us. And the action is about 10 metres away. The whole show from when we are seated to when the frenzy is over goes for about 25 minutes. Some of the sharks hang around and we head off to explore the rest of the area. We do 2 dives here and on the second dive check out the swim throughs and walls.  There are still sharks hanging around and the odd silver tip over 2m but they take no interest at all in the divers.


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