The island’s unique marine ecosystem hosts a uniquely diverse mix of tropical, sub-tropical and temperate marine species; there are over 90 species of coral and 500 species of fish living in the reef. Lord Howe’s submarine topography of trenches, caves and volcanic drop-offs adds to the awe-inspiring diving experience at the island.
There are over 60 world-class dive sites around Lord Howe, most located just a short boat ride (10-20 minutes) from shore.
Arguably the island’s most spectacular dive is Ball’s Pyramid, the world’s tallest sea stack whose treasures extend deep below the surface. With excellent water visibility, divers can except to see huge schools of fish, among them the rare deep-water Ballina Angelfish. Dives at Ball’s Pyramid average 25 metres in depth and range from drift dives and cave dives to simply following a coral wall.