Importantly, Smith’s Rock off Moreton Bay, has three pinnacles, the highest rises to about 6 metres below the surface; their jagged granite beauty belies their treachery to the shipping fraternity. Indeed, it has a rugged honeycombed terrain and plenty of structure that attracts a profusion of fish. Furthermore, with a maximum depth of around 20 metres, the most interesting features sit around 15 metres. Good visibility will reveal large schools of batfish and butter bream and a large range of coral species like cod, angelfish, beaked coral fish, clownfish, and damsels. Above all, if you like the big stuff then wobbegong sharks, turtles and spotted rays frequent the area. In particular, during the migration season, you will hear the whales.
Diving within Moreton Bay can have its challenges. Whilst, Smith Rock is in shallow depths it is an advanced dive site. Dropping only to 21 metres at its deepest point and averaging around 18 metres, and also that it has 20 metres average visibility, there are challenges to this dive site that make it completely inappropriate for novice divers. The main problems are connected to the swell and strong currents that are common in the area so even advanced divers are advised to dive when the water is slack.