Osprey Reef Snorkeling

The 35th most popular snorkel dive spot in Queensland.

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Northeast of Cairns and Cooktown beyond the Great Barrier Reef, the snorkelling at Osprey Reef offers clear waters and big marine life to observe.

Osprey Reef is located about 350km northeast of Cairns and very far offshore in the Coral Sea. It is located to the east of Lizard Island and usually accessed by a long boat trip requiring a liveaboard. It is typically considered the northern most Great Barrier Reef snorkeling dive spot. While snorkeling Osprey Reef, you may encounter loggerhead turtles, manta rays, eagle rays and a variety of sharks including hammerheads, grey reef sharks, black-tipped, white-tipped and silvertips. The best time of year for snorkeling is the summer months of December to February when the water temperature averages 29c.

Overall, Osprey Reef is the 35th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 43 snorkeling dives in Queensland. Several of the better snorkeling spots are nearby Osprey 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; Cairns Dive Adventures +61-7-4041-1638.

Recommended Book:  "Great Barrier Reef" from Lonely Planet

Best Season:  Oct-Nov

Average Difficulty:  Difficult

Reference Source:  click here http://www.gbrmpa.gov.au/

Article Source:   Best Osprey Reef Snorkeling Review https://www.snorkelingdives.com/?id=24579

GPS:  -13.837589, 146.560739

Date Published:  1/3/2015

Date Updated:  10/20/2017

ID:  24579

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