Green Island Snorkeling

The 18th most popular snorkel dive spot in Queensland.

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Northeast off the coast of Cairns, the snorkelling off Green Island is well known for encounters with stingrays, turtles and occasional migrating humpback whales. The water depth varies from 3 to 30 feet deep.

On this coral cay, the best Green Island snorkeling is off the eastern side of the island where there are healthy coral gardens. Keep an eye out for giant clams and sponges. The fringing coral reef is directly accessible from shore. Watch for the migrating humpback whales from June to October.

Green Island is located about 29km north east of Cairns. There is a fast catamaran service (45 minutes) direct from Cairns.

Overall, Green Island is the 18th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 43 snorkeling dives in Queensland. Several of the better snorkeling spots are nearby Green 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; Diving Cairns Reef Tours +61-7-4041-7535.

Recommended Book:  "Great Barrier Reef" from Lonely Planet

Best Season:  Jun - Oct

Average Difficulty:  Easy

Luxury Loding:  Green Island Resort +61-7-40313300

Reference Source:  click here

Article Source:   Best Green Island Snorkeling Review

GPS:  -16.761172, 145.97749

Date Published:  1/5/2012

Date Updated:  6/25/2016

ID:  24701

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