flinders reef/ flat rock

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flinders reef/ flat rock

Post  mower1616 on 20th March 2015, 11:04 am

Does anybody with experience know the more spectacular/abundant side of these reefs to see mostly coral and fish. Preferably nothing much over 10m?
Went free diving at flinders on Sunday, on the western sheltered side. To understate it was absolutely blown away such an amazing place..
But couldn't help to think if there is a better side or is it all much of a muchness? and what about flat rock too?

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Re: flinders reef/ flat rock

Post  liquidg on 20th March 2015, 12:48 pm

Mate corals, especially stag acropora is at its most concentrated where waves are not concentrated and or strong current.
Wave or strong current motion is quite detrimental to these types of coals.
The western side of flinders is very nice but you need to go deeper on the eastern side then the western side to see nice corals due to the waves that come from the east directions.
The problem with flat rock now is the coral areas do not have buoys to tie up to.
The government in their amazingly dumb capacity, left it up the contractors that put in the buoys to decide where they go, and we pay these people to look after us???
The best spot at flat for what you want is on the northern side!
The better nursery is out of the savage current that is rampant quite often along the northern side of flat, it is current protected by the reef that makes a death defying right hand wave that defuses the current and this area is in 25 to 45 feet of water and is directly opposite to the gouge in flat rock, approximately 2 thirds of the way along the northern face from the bar!
I will do up a map.

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