WATCH: New Gold Coast dive site ‘Wonder Reef’ now open

A $5 million dive attraction located 2.5 kilometres off The Spit is now officially open.

Wonder Reef is the world’s first buoyant reef, consisting of nine giant sculptural reef flutes where locals and tourists can dive to a depth of 30 metres.

“It’s our theme park underwater. Within 20 minutes you can get out there and jump in and do your dive,” Mayor Tom Tate told myGC.


The Mayor joined Deputy Premier Steven Miles for an underwater ribbon cutting at the reef earlier in the week, and said it is already teeming with marine life species.

“I’ve been down there, and there are three big gropers that are nearly my size,” he said.

“Even if you are a snorkeler, you can go out and enjoy because there is marine life up closer to the surface as well.”

Take a look at the Wonder Reef dive attraction in the video below:

Destination Gold Coast CEO Patricia O’Callaghan told myGC the new attraction will put the Gold Coast on the global diving map.

“Wonder Reef is a beautiful way of combining art, science and the vision of the Mayor and Council which is I think really important when we are cutting through such a competitive market,” she said.

“Specifically targeting dive enthusiasts, we know that this product will attract up to 16,000 new visitors to our economy, injecting more than $2 million a year, so that is really significant.”

Regular dive tours will be operated by Gold Coast Dive Adventures and Queensland Scuba Diving from June 8, with experienced divers with their own boat and dive equipment able to book a public mooring. To find out more and to book, visit: