Divers wanting to encounter a great variety of reef fish are highly recommended to visit the Fish Bowl. This lovely dive site is located off Cairns and situated on the western side of Hastings Reef.
The terrain at Fish Bowl is a mix of coral gardens and coral heads that form a bowl shape, but divers will also find gutters, ledges and walls in depths to 18 metres.
Many pretty hard corals are found at the site and pushing up between them are a good collection of giant clams. While divers will see sea stars, nudibranchs, featherstars and many other invertebrate species, the fish are the highlight of this dive. Schools of goatfish, snappers, parrotfish and fusiliers swarm around the reef, and also common are gropers, sweetlips, batfish, coral trout, lionfish and blue spotted lagoon rays. Turtles and reef sharks also frequent this wonderful dive site.