Wistari Reef is located only one kilometre south of Heron Island and is a popular site for diving. The best dive site on this reef is the brilliant Wistari Wall. This sloping wall drops from 3 metres to 20 metres and is decorated with many lovely corals.
Cruising the wall divers will see pretty hard and soft corals and some wonderful gorgonian fans. Best done as a drift dive, the current that sweeps along Wistari Wall attracts pelagic fish like trevally, mackerel, rainbow runners, barracuda, batfish and tuna. A good population of reef fish also reside here, alongside turtles, tasselled wobbegongs and reef sharks.
Other resident species include coral trout, gropers and a family of Maori wrasse. This site is also a good place to see the occasional olive sea snake. These marine reptiles are high venomous, but also very docile and pose no threat to divers if left alone.
Heron Island Queensland 4680