Temperate, subtropical and tropical species of fish, crustaceans and molluscs are abundant in the complex rocky reefs of Cook Island Aquatic Reserve.
Several threatened or protected species also occur in the reserve, including the giant QLD Grouper, black rock cod, goldspotted rockcod (formerly known as estuary cod) and the grey nurse shark.
Cook Island, along with Julian Rocks and the Solitary Islands further south, are thought to provide 'stepping stones' for tropical marine species dispersing southwards along the coast. The rocky reef systems at all of these islands are managed in marine protected areas.
Cook Island itself supports a large population of nesting seabirds.
How your day will go
We usually meet at the dive shop at 7.00 am - 8.00 am (QLD time during daylight savings). The dive shop will confirm times when you book for your dives.
The dive crew will help you with your hire gear and help you get setup.
You will be required to fill out the TSS Boat Waiver before we get going so feel free to download and complete the form.
Once our Dive Charter boat is loaded and the dive brief is completed we head down to Dry Dock Road Boat Ramp. A short 5 minute drive. Then its onto the boat and off diving to Cook Island or one of our wonderful Dive Reefs.
On returning to the shop our purpose built ramp makes unloading the boat very easy and rinsing the dive gear in our large clean wash tanks allows for flow and ease before we log our dives in our tropical garden with refreshments.
I can honestly say, if you want to learn to dive or you already can but are looking for a dive company to take you out then Tweed Sea Sports is the place. I will be telling everyone to go there.
Thanks Pete, Jo and Dan.