12 August 2006
We walked to Paradise Beach along the back road and then back to Coral Bay along the beach. The morning was hot with a fair breeze blowing. After lunch we decided to try the snorkeling at Paradise Beach so took the car back along the dirt track and headed for the sea. We were very disappointed to see that 90% of the coral was dead from a freak natural event about 4 years ago where the coral spawned while the wind and tides blew all the organic material into the bays which subsequently killed all the coral due to oxygen deprivation. There was quite a lot of new coral growing but it will be many years before things look better.