Snorkelling at the Great Barrier Reef

Great Barrier Reef Snorkelling

  Snorkelling at the Great Barrier Reef is both one of the easiest and most satisfying activities to participate in for people of all ages, with little skill or daring required in order to come away with some amazing visuals and great memories of your time spent in this Australian ocean wonderland. One of the main benefits of snorkelling¬†the Great Barrier Reef ¬†as your destination is that a vast majority of the most beautiful and colourful fish inhabit the warmer surface areas of the ocean – combine this with the often-pristine visibility conditions of the reef’s waters and you’ll be able to see a far greater distance than you might expect. The effect of the light dancing off the surface of corals and schools of fish whizzing by make for a rich tapestry of colour and natural beauty that makes putting on the mask and flippers all the more worthwhile during your Great Barrier Reef snorkelling experience. Even if you’ve never snorkelled before, tour operators are generally patient, helpful and professional and will help get your confidence up in no time so that you can enjoy drifting above the scenic display below, while those who are experienced can head out to more challenging – yet even more charming and unique – patches of reef. Snorkelling tour options are available to snorkel just offshore from perfectly located jetties or to embark on longer, multi-day cruise journeys to various islands and activity platforms; the only limits being time and money. In addition, snorkelling – while it requires a certain degree of fitness – is far more accessible than scuba diving and requires far less of an investment of both training and equipment, so don’t hesitate to give it a go!