Osprey Reef

  • Osprey Reef location 13.9167° S latitude, 146.6333° E longitude
  • Access: Liveaboard Boat
  • Depth Range: 2-20 metres
  • Visibility: 30-60 metres
  • Size: approximate 195 square kilometres,  25 kilometres long and 12 kilometres wide.

Osprey Reef is an oval-shaped reef 100 kilometres northeast of Lizard Island and 346 kilometres from Cairns.

Osprey Reef is an excellent and world-renowned dive site with a kaleidoscope of soft coral trees.

This Reef is 2000 metres high and has an underwater mountain with visibility between 30-60 metres.

Scuba diving

Osprey Reef is the best for advanced scuba divers.  This reef site has many dive sites and is a scuba divers delight.

This reef site is week known as ‘Wall Heaven’ the outer perimeter drops vertically to 2000 metres with visibility sometimes exceeding one hundred metres.

Marine Life

Osprey Reef has an abundance of marine life.  Tuna, mackerel, crabs, octopus, morays, and sharks is a submerged playground where the Reef’s most unique marine life is in full play.

This reef site also has dogtooth tuna, giant barracuda, tiger sharks and schools of hammerhead sharks.

Potato Cod, morays, octopus, shrimps and crabs are also on this  Great Barrier Reef location.

Dive Sites

North Horn is the most famous of the reef sites along this Reef.  Other locations include Fairy Grotto, Admiralty, Nautilus, False Entrance and Rapid Horn.

This site is visited by liveaboard vessel Spoilsport and also Spirit of Freedom.