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Magnetic Informer Visitors Guide : Magnetic Island Informer Visitors Guide 2011
Scuba and Snorkelling As a part of the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, Magnetic Island has an impressive variety of dive sites and snorkelling opportunities to suit any level. The fringing coral reefs and profuse marine life are easy and comfortable to explore in the warm and moderately shallow waters. The beaches provide a simple entry point for a relaxed offshore snorkel or dive. Boat diving is just as straightforward with the various secluded bays providing ample anchorage points. For the more intrepid diver the Island’s waters boast an extensive array of shipwrecks begging to be explored. A must see experience for the skilled and student diver while on Magnetic Island is a trip to the famous “Yongala” wreck off Cape Bowling Green. Cited as the best wreck dive site in Australia and one of the top five in the world, the site is 90 metres long and lies in approximately 30 metres of water. Visit an important part of Australia’s history while enjoying the incredible range of coral and marine life that inhabit the wreck. Fishing Famous for its fishing, North Queensland really is an angler’s paradise. Magnetic Island only adds to this sterling reputation. There are various spots ideal for throwing in a line, including West Point, Middle Reef, Orchard Rocks, Nobby Headland, the Picnic Bay Jetty, Horseshoe Bay Beach and many more. The friendly locals will provide handy hints when you purchase your fishing tackle and bait, or hire a boat from the various outlets on offer. To make a day of it, charter fishing trips are available with professional skippers to provide valuable local insight and ensure pleasing results. The inshore waters, beaches and rocky points are home to such species as mackerel, flathead, whiting and bream as well as a wealth of other species ideal for the sportsman or the hungry hunter. Be sure to keep up to date with the Marine National Park green zones, applicable to some of the bays around the Island. 9
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