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Erscott’s Hole

Home to 500 fish species and 90 species of coral, Lord Howe’s snorkelling is second to none.

A luxuriant garden of Staghorn coral dominates the iconic snorkelling destination that is Erscott’s Hole, a natural wonder within a protected intertidal groyne. Snorkelers can get up close to tame fish conditioned to daily visits by glass bottom boats.

The amazing Double Header Wrasse and the chameleon-like Blue Fish, which can change its body colour from dark green to sky blue in a matter of seconds, are common sightings.