Cod Hole dive site is located on The Great Barrier Reef in the North of Queensland, Australia. It is one of the of the best dive sites in Australia! It is famous for the friendly giant Potato Cods you can observe there.
This dive site is easy with generally no current and good visibility. The average depth of the spot is 15 meters and Cod Hole is suitable for all level of divers.
The marine life is teeming at Code hole but the big stars here are the large (up to 30 Kg) Potato Cods and Maori Wrasses. There live there and are very friendly to divers due to feeding taking place here for the last 30 years.
You will also spot the usual fishes of the Great Barrier Reef like the Whitetip Reef Sharks, The Emperor Angel fishes or Trigger fishes.
This dive site offers amazing opportunities for underwater photography so don’t forget your camera!
Swim with less resistance under water while wearing a quality Speedo wetsuit.
Cod hole is situated in the Coral Sea, on the Ribbon Reef number 10, which is a part of the Great Barrier Reef about 190 Kilometres from Port Douglas.
To dive there, you need to take a liveaboard trip from Cairns or Port Douglas for 4 or 5 days. They usually dive Cod Hole on their way to Osprey Reef and the world Famous dive site of North Horn where you can see all the Sharks of the Great Barrier Reef!
It is also possible to explore Cod Hole on a day trip from Lizard Island.
This dive site is very popular and can be sometimes crowded during high season!
You can dive Cod Hole all year long. Access: from the Shore. See the map of Cod Hole on the right for the exact location.
Fishes you may spot while diving Cod Hole
... and more fishes & sea life, Nurse Shark, Wobbegong Shark
Blacktip Shark patrolling the crystal clear water... EPIC photo!Photo by Yann Hubert
Huge Hammerhead Shark patrolling the reef in French PolynesiaPhoto by Yann Hubert
Beautiful & Colorful Mandarin FishPhoto by Rich Guest
Yellow Seahorse in Lembeh StraitPhoto by Agnes Tjandranegara
Clown fishes waiting in front of their blue anemone housePhoto by Jihye Lee
Lion Fish swimming in crystal clear waterPhoto by Agnes Tjandranegara
FrogfishPhoto by Jihye Lee
Surreal LifePhoto by Jihye Lee
Barracuda Alone In The Blue SeaPhoto by Jihye Lee
Moray Eel And Sea UrchinsPhoto by Jihye Lee
Diving Reviews for this region
Excellent Diving and liveaboard destination. Amazing spot for Big fishes, Sharks, superb coral and underwater photography. Most popular place in the World to learn scuba diving in Cairns. One of the best dive sites in the World with the Yongala Wreck!