Bait Reef Snorkeling

The 22nd most popular snorkel dive spot in Queensland.

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Southeast of Cairns and north of the Whitsunday Islands in the Great Barrier Reef, the snorkelling at Bait Reef is considered the best in the Whitsunday Islands. The off-shore reefs provide habitat to wrasse, parrotfish and green sea turtles amongst dozens of types of corals. The visibility is typically 30 to 60 feet.

Overall, Bait Reef is the 22nd most popular snorkel dive spot of all 43 snorkeling dives in Queensland. Several of the better snorkeling spots are nearby Bait Reef including Norman Reef, Heron Island, Hamilton Island, Lady Elliot Island, Agincourt Reef and Langford Reef.


Local Contact(s):  Great Barrier Reef Marine Park + 61 7 4750 0700; Pro Dive Cairns +61 7 4031 5255.

Recommended Book:  "Great Barrier Reef" from Lonely Planet

Best Season:  Oct-Nov

Luxury Loding:  Lizard Island Resort

Article Source:   Best Bait Reef Snorkeling Review

GPS:  -19.808691, 149.074375

Date Published:  12/31/2011

Date Updated:  8/2/2016

ID:  24577

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