Best Flinders Reef Snorkeling

The 38th most popular snorkel dive spot in Queensland.

  Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia


  October 9, 2016

Southeast of Cairns and northeast of Moreton Island in the Coral Sea, the snorkeling at Flinders Reef offers over 100 coral species to observe. This is a boat-accessed snorkel dive site that is known for its coral diversity and turtle cleaning stations. You’ll most likely encounter schools of barracuda and plenty of anemones.

It is located 200km east of Townsville. There are charter boat tours from Newport Marina in Scarborough. Some divers feel that winter offers calmer waters for Flinders Reef snorkeling.

Overall, Flinders Reef is the 38th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 43 snorkeling dives in Queensland. Several of the better snorkeling spots are nearby Flinders Reef including Norman Reef, Heron Island, Hamilton Island, Lady Elliot Island, Agincourt Reef and Langford Reef.

Local Contacts:  Great Barrier Reef Marine Park + 61 7 4750 0700; Pro Dive Cairns +61 7 4031 5255.

Best Season:  Jun - Aug

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Luxury Loding:  Tangalooma Island Resort +61-7-3637-2000

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  -26.978528, 153.485126

Date Published:  1/4/2012

Date Updated:  10/9/2016

ID:  24873

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