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Hutchinson Shoal offers a great wall dive often drifting from one highlight to another.
|Name Dive Site:||Hutchinson Shoal, Hutchinson Wall|
|Depth: ||9-30m (29-98ft)|
|Visibility: ||15-30m (49-98ft)|
|Inserted/Added by: ||bluezonescuba|
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Hutchinson Shoal is an extremely large dollop of granite tossed into the air a few trillion years ago by the nearby, now extinct, Glasshouse Mountains (a chain of volcanoes). It forms the northernmost extreme of a chain of similar lumps of granite stretching up from north Stradbroke Island. Along the western edge of this shoal lies the wall, rising from a depth of around 30 meters to about 9 or 10m. Current usually runs from north to south but as it is fairly slight, the dive can be done as a drift or, if you're feeling energetic, a stationary dive! The wall has large and extremely deep overhangs at its base and these form the home of crayfish, crayfish and more crayfish, not to mention the odd predator of crayfish. Large schools of agro pelagic cruise up and down constantly and the whole place adds up to one smashing dive.
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