Northeast of Cairns and east of Port Douglas, the snorkelling off Paradise Reef is known for its anemones and clownfish scattered among the sand flats with coral heads. The water depths range from the surface down to 15 meters. During Paradise Reef snorkeling, you may encounter giant clams, parrotfish, butterflyfish, damselfish, lionfish and Maori wrasse.
To reach the snorkeling at Paradise Reef, there are daily charter tour boats from Cairns. It is located just north of Michaelmas Reef.
Overall, Paradise Reef is the 33rd most popular snorkel dive spot of all 37 snorkeling dives in Queensland.