Manta Lodge and Scuba Centre : Stradbroke Island

Lion Fish

Shag Rock

Shag Rock is an exposed rocky reef only a short 6-8 minute boat ride from the beach our Dive boats are launched from. Because of this it is the most protected dive site and offers great diving when conditions elsewhere take a turn for the worse.

Both sides of the reef offer great dive sites and are linked by a spectacular swim through cave, providing an exciting challenge for all levels of diver. This means that both sides can either be highly stimulating as two separate dives, or combined into one to get the best of both worlds.

Although Shag does not always have as high vis as our other sites, it often has little or no current, making it a perfect spot for a relaxing dive for both beginner and experienced divers.

The local residents include wobbegong and bamboo sharks, eagle and bull rays, turtles, octopus, eels, nudibranchs, stonefish, sea urchins, numerous hard and soft corals and a large variety of tropical fish species. It is also possible to see leopard sharks, manta rays and grey nurse sharks passing by in their respective seasons.

Shag Rock Dive Site Map

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