Wolf Rock Dive Centre, Rainbow Beach

#2 of 6 in Wildlife in Rainbow Beach
Scuba / Snorkeling · Boat Tour
Wolf Rock is a popular scuba diving site for grey nurse sharks. The Wolf Rock formation of four volcanic pinnacles found north of Double Island Point Queensland and is considered to be one of Australia’s top ten diving destinations. These pinnacles provide some fantastic diving with plenty of vertical gutters and overhanging ledges to explore and it’s a perfect site for multi-level diving.

It is part of the Great Sandy Marine Park and has a 1.5 km protection zone around the formation for the protection of the critically endangered grey nurse sharks. Wolf Rock is a critical habitat for the species where they can be found all year round. The grey nurse grows to a size of around three metres, they look quite fierce but are actually quite a harmless species of shark.

Giant Queensland gropers are also regular visitors and manta rays are seen throughout the year particularly in the months of April and May. Other animals you can expect to dive with are eagle rays, several species of turtles, leopard sharks, bull rays, pelagic species of fish such as giant trevally, kingfish, mackerel and schools of barracuda just to name a few. Even though Wolf Rock is known to be a “big critter” dive we still have all the other “usual suspects” such as batfish, nudibranchs, anemone fish, octopus etc.

But wait, there’s more. Humpback whale season starts in June with the annual migration north and finishes in late October when the last of the whales pass Wolf Rock on their way back to Antarctica. Listen to whale song while diving and watch them pass by on the surface for an amazing experience.
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  • UNTRUSTWORTHY VERY UNPROFESSIONAL and EXTREMELY RUDE OPERATOR We booked our dives 4 months ago so we were able then to secure flights to Brisbane and organize accommodation, hire car, airport...  more »
  • What an amazing experience ! Super friendly staff, excellent rental gear ! Boat ride a bit choppy but so,so worth it ! Amazing wildlife at wolf rock ! Amazing experience and not to expensive...  more »
  • This dive site is amazing, and it feels like you're diving inside an aquarium. There are not that many different fishes in the area, but you will see an abundance of different sharks and rays. The main attraction is the endangered Grey Nurse Shark, and you will see plenty of them. Many times my dive group was surrounded by Grey Nurses, and we also saw a few leopard sharks! The area is also visited by different types of rays, like eagle and bull rays. The day I went on a dive the sea was very rough, but the skipper made sure to make our journey as pleasant as possible. Furthermore, I liked seeing Fraser Island as we made our way out to the dive site, and I think this is a thing every diver visiting/living in Australia should do.
  • Not an easy dive site. But so awesome for big encounters.. Sharks, Rays, huge groopers..just amazing. The crew friendliness, respect for the dive sites and concern about divers safety add to the experience. Highly recomend if you are a confirmed diver. On my list of best dives on the east coast of autralia.

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