Paradise Reef Snorkeling

The 31st most popular snorkel dive spot in Queensland.

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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 31st most popular snorkel dive spot of all 43 snorkeling dives in Queensland. Several of the better snorkeling spots are nearby Paradise 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; Diving Cairns Reef Tours +61-7-4041-7535.

Recommended Book:  "Great Barrier Reef" from Lonely Planet

Best Season:  Jun - Oct

Reference Source:  click here

Article Source:   Best Paradise Reef Snorkeling Review

GPS:  -16.584844, 145.973563

Date Published:  1/1/2012

Date Updated:  6/28/2016

ID:  24709

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