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We visited the diamond Islets for the first time in December 2007, and it is simply one of the most spectacular reefs that we visit. Since this time it has proven itself as the premier dogtooth tuna fishing location we visit, and easily one of the best in the world. Suffice to say that if dogtooth tuna on jigs, or trolling are on your list of things to catch, then this place is a must visit. The variety of other species, such as big coral trout, black marlin, sailfish and giant trevally makes the Diamond Islets a real must visit destination.

The Diamond Islets lie on a plateau that is around 60nm from east to west and around 30nm from north to south. This reef is one of the largest reefs systems we visit, and also has one of the best anchorages in the Coral Sea. The islands of this system are also some of the highest and most spectacular sand cays we have yet found in the Coral Sea. We only visit this reef as part of our Coral Sea Ultimate Adventures package, utilising our 80ft mothership, 1 x 36ft sportfishing vessel, and range of 18-25ft centre consoles, catering for 12 anglers per week on these trips.

The structure of the reef is a large plateau dropping off to 1000m rapidly off the edges of the plateau. There are about 5-6 small reefs located on the plateau, and East Diamond Islet has a spectacular anchorage.