Scuba Diver Australasia - - Contents - By Justin Gil­li­gan

Sur­rounded by sprawl­ing rocky reef in­hab­ited by weedy sead­rag­ons, gi­ant cut­tle­fish, blue dev­il­fish, fid­dler rays and grey nurse sharks, most of Broughton’s sites are great for new divers – eas­ily ac­ces­si­ble, rel­a­tively shal­low, with no cur­rent. Grey nurse sharks are the ma­jor draw and oc­cur here year round, though peak sea­son is Fe­bru­ary to June. The sharks can be en­coun­tered reg­u­larly at sites like Look­ing Glass, Shark Gut­ter, East Head and North Rock. Highlights in­clude the sharks amongst the shape-shift­ing schools of yel­low-tail scad off North Rock, and the spec­tac­u­lar to­pog­ra­phy of the am­phithe­atre-like Look­ing Glass. When a day of div­ing is com­bined with top­side en­coun­ters with mi­grat­ing hump­back whales and pods of com­mon dol­phins, a visit to this is­land is a must.

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