Type of Dive: Reef / Bolders
Access: Boat (about 30 min)
Minimum Qualification: Advanced Open Water
Depth: 7 - 37 meters
Colorado Pass is situated on the north eastern side of Fish Rock in the massive rock gutters between the main rock and the Exposed Pinnacle. The dive site lies in the path of the ocean current that usually runs from north to south. As such this is a special dive site that can only be dived when the current is not too strong.
Sometimes dived as drift dive, often starting at the (submerged) Pinnacle and ending on the mooring in the Shark Gutters. When there is little or no current, this site can also be dived as a deeper multilevel dive site either using the wall of Fish Rock or the Pinnacle to finish the dive.
This side of Fish Rock is dominated by huge gutters and canyons through which you can cruise marveling at the topography and the aquatic wonders around you. Look out for the giant boulders home to schools of fish, stingrays, loggerhead, green turtles and countless macro critters.
Common sights are large Jew fish and King Fish which can provide a great hunting spectacle as they come in to feed. At times, large schools of beautiful Moorish Idols will sweep through – so do look up and around and keep an eye out for the shy Black Cod and Queensland Groper that will come in to check you out!