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 Queensland groper, black rockcod, 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 you day will go
You usually met at the dive shop at about 7.30 - 8.00 am (QLD time during daylight savings). The dive shop will tell you when for your dive if this is different.
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 the boat is packed and the dive brief is done we head to the boat ramp on Dry docks road Then its onto the boat and off diving.
On returning to the shop the boat is unloaded and you wash the gear and fill out log books etc.
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.