Northeast of Cairns and east of Port Douglas in the Great Barrier Reef, the Norman Reef is excellent for snorkelling among the coral gardens. Around Norman Reef, snorkelers can see giant clams, reef sharks, grouper, sea turtles and large Maori wrasse. A guide company, Great Advenstures operates a high-speed catamaran out to Norman Reef where they have a large pontoon platform with a restaruant.
The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park consists of a range of over 600 tropical islands and coral cays. The Great Barrier Reef has roughly 1,500 species of fish and over 400 types of hard coral, along with 130+ species of rays and sharks. In addition, there are over 30 shipwrecks within the marine park.
Overall, Norman Reef is the 3rd most popular snorkel dive spot of all 37 snorkeling dives in Queensland.