‘Spectacular’ moment four waterspouts form off GBR

A DIVE operator aboard a boat on the Great Barrier Reef has captured the amazing moment the crew were treated to an unusual weather event.

Four waterspouts were spotted 65km north-east of Port Douglas on Saturday morning, with the phenomenon lasting about 20 minutes.

For dive operator Kai Steinbeck the sight was unexpected, even after years on the water.

"I've been doing this for 25 years and to see four in a row like that, it's very rare, it was fairly spectacular," he said.

"Sometimes you'll see one, but to see four, well that's really something."

Mr Steinbeck said the sky was split in two by the waterspouts which darkened the clouds.

"It was a beautiful day then within about five minutes it turned darker and you could see sunshine on one side of the boat, and the waterspouts on the other.

"After about half an hour it all blew over again," he said.

News Corp Australia

Stanthorpe archer on world stage

Stanthorpe archer on world stage

16-year-old places fourth in the world

RSL lead the way ahead of break

RSL lead the way ahead of break

Wanderers dominant over Souths.

Property owners all for dam in spite of land loss

Property owners all for dam in spite of land loss

Build the dam despite property loss.

Local Partners