Broccoli anyone? Cabbage leaves? A bunch of pink flowers? At low tide the coral gardens of Wistari Reef are like a vegie patch. Every reef we go to is unique and this is part of the appeal of exploring not only different reefs but also several locations on the one reef, especially one which is so vast as this one.
At low tide the Wistari Reef is very shallow indeed so you have to think thin as you hover over in 50 to 80cm of water, going from one pool to another, with sandy patches in between. Being at eye level, you get to see incredible detail and variety up close. There are lots of tiny iridescent pullers, damsels and elegant butterflyfish meandering around the soft and hard coral. Even at mid tide, there are coral pools out on the flats which are well worth swimming over.
So here we go. Enjoy our pick of the sights we enjoyed. We have selected a mix of soft and hard coral and beautiful fish. You will notice that yellow and iridescent blue are particularly attractive and vibrant underwater!
Our next hop along the Southern Great Barrier Reef is the Heron Reef, just a dinghy ride across from Wistari. We promise a very different post for that one!