Manta Lodge and Scuba Centre : Stradbroke Island


South Gorge

The south gorge is a shore dive located on the southern side of Point Lookout’s main headland. A beach/surf entry leads divers along the bottom of the cliff, which forms the underwater wall that divers follow out to whale rock, and then return.

On the wall lives numerous hard and soft corals, home to varieties of tropical fish, nudibranchs and crustaceans. Divers can also witness Bull and Eagle rays, turtles, Wobbegong and Leopard sharks and Manta Rays (Nov-Apr) traversing along the sand bottom.

This dive would be considered for advanced divers only due to the mix of strong currents and swell caused by the site’s exposure to often large waves.