Yonge Reef Survey
Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea Expedition: Survey 12
Yonge Reef is located due east of Lizard Island. Inside the reef and inside the pass there is some great diving, but the diving is even better outside, down over the front terraces where huge schools of Giant Trevally sweep from nowhere and Hammerhead Sharks cruise by.
The coral formations are just as impressive as the fish life. The deeper walls are covered in purple tinged masses of elegant hydrocorals hanging down from the roofs of submarine caverns and massive pastel pink gorgonian sea fans reach out into the currents.