Manta Bommie is located just north of Point Lookout, North Stradbroke Island within Moreton Bay Marine Park. It is inarguably one of the top 5 dive sites in Australia. Also referred to as ‘the group’, Manta Bommie is a Manta Ray cleaning station. Every year in summer between November and May, the Manta Rays pass through in numbers.
HOW TO GET TO MANTA BOMMIE?
The best option to dive the Group is with Manta Lodge and Scuba Centre, based at Point Lookout. The boat ride is only 5minutes from Home Beach vs. 1hour to 1.5hours when travelling ex Brisbane. If the longer boat ride does not worry you then dive centres such as Brisbane Scuba or GoDive will take you to Manta Bommie as well departing from Manly Boat Harbour. Feel free to browse our diving calendar or going one of our social day trips.
MANTA BOMMIE MARINE LIFE
As you would expect, the Manta Rays are the main event at this dive site but also leopard sharks, eagle rays and turtles belong to the resident critters at this scuba diving site.
MANTA BOMMIE DIVE SPOTS
For basic orientation, the site is divided and nicknamed as follows;
- Main Bommie
- Tear Drop
- North Bommie
- Drop Off
A general dive site map can be found here.
GENERAL DIVING CONDITIONS
Manta Rays love current so that they can hover over the Bommies. As such, a good Manta Dive often needs to be earned! The average depth is only 12m and the drop off will get you 15m max. Diving conditions at Manta Bommie are unpredictable and can’t be determined in advance. Scuba Diving at Manta Bommie always needs a bit of luck. Whether a dive is possible or not, can only be assessed when arrived on site. The surface conditions are often rough so don’t forget to take your sea sickness medication.
MANTA BOMMIE PICTURES
Here are some screenshots from the above video which will give you a very good idea what scuba diving is like at Manta Bommie, North Stradbroke Island, Brisbane, Australia. It simply beautiful so try to get a dive trip booked soon.