Depth 4 metres
Located in a deep north-south channel, Passage Rocks is a great dive and snorkel site close to Great Keppel Island, and a favourite spot for kayakers.
It has more hard coral species than any other site in the Keppels except for Humpy Island—probably because the rocks offer a variety of habitats suiting many different species.
Soft corals, feather stars and fish are also abundant.
If the current is strong, make this a drift dive, or anchor on the sand in the middle of the rocks to do a trip all the way around, tracking north to south.
Soft corals and encrusting hard corals, Passage Rocks, 2012. © Alison Jones.
Passage Rocks 2019. © Jon Mills (Millsy) Pacific Pixels.