Hayman Island Snorkeling

The 32nd 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 Hayman Island offers plentiful marine life in soft and hard coral gardens. During Hayman Island snorkeling, you may encounter lionfish, scorpionfish, butterflyfish and damselfish.

The best snorkeling on Hayman Island is on the northwest side at Blue Pearl Bay. It has a spectacular fringing coral reef. The visibility is 10 to 45 feet, and the water depth is 10 to 40 feet deep. The healthiest coral is at the south end of the beach where you’ll find sea fans, sea whips and staghorn coral.

Overall, Hayman Island is the 32nd most popular snorkel dive spot of all 43 snorkeling dives in Queensland. Several of the better snorkeling spots are nearby Hayman Island 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

Average Difficulty:  Easy

Base Camp:  Base Airlie Beach Resort Hostel; Warrain Beach House, Shute Harbour

Luxury Loding:  One And Only Hayman Island Resort; Coral Sea Resort, Airlie Beach

Reference Source:  click here http://www.tourismwhitsundays.com.au/

Article Source:   Best Hayman Island Snorkeling Review https://www.snorkelingdives.com/?id=24699

GPS:  -20.046718, 148.879774

Date Published:  12/24/2011

Date Updated:  10/9/2016

ID:  24699

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