Breaking Patches

Breaking Patches (Latitude 16°34’50.8224″ S, Longitude 145°58’52.0536″ E) 42km Northeast of Cairns, is a shallow patch of reef just west of Michaelmas Cay. This beautiful coral garden sits in less than 14m of water. It is therefore a great location for duck diving. The shallow nature of the Breaking Patches...

Read more

Hastings Reef

Hastings Reef (Latitude 16°31’10.89″ S, Longitude 146°0’30.4632″ E) 50km northeast of Cairns, is a patch Reef shaped like a horseshoe. This is one of the shallower spots on the Outer Reef due to the bottom's average depth of 13 meters. In addition, depending on the tides, the reef's top, also...

Read more

Michaelmas Cay

Michaelmas Cay (Lattitude 16° 36' 15.84'' S, Longitude 145° 58' 27.228'' E), 43 km north-east of Cairns, is a small reef sand island that perches on the western tip of Michaelmas Reef. This 1.5 hectare island on a coral reef is covered in vegetation and rises 3.5 metres above sea...

Read more

Flynn Reef

Flynn Reef offers dive sites unlike any other with swim-throughs, expansive coral fields, overhangs, wall dives and a vast marine life collection.

Read more

Norman Reef

Norman Reef (Latitude 16°25’40.32″S, Longitude 145°59’48.18″E) 70 kilometers east of Cairns, along the continental shelf at the Great Barrier Reef's furthest edge. One of the most popular snorkeling and diving spots near Cairns is without a doubt Norman Reef. Norman Reef has swim-throughs, caverns, cliffs, and shallow coral gardens. One...

Read more

Saxon Reef

Saxon Reef ( Latitude 16° 27’45.6192″ S, Longitude 145° 59’25.296″ E) 55km Northeast of Cairns, is a patch reef on the Outer Barrier Reef. It is well-known for having a variety of marine life and is a well-liked location for snorkeling and scuba diving. This reef's lagoon region is covered...

Read more

Jorgensen Patch

Jorgensen Patch or Jeorgies (-16.5718743,145.9319501) is northeast of Cairns. Jorgensen Patch is a small unprotected reef site that is only visited when the weather is excellent because it has quite strong currents. Scuba divers enjoy the popular walls, gullies, small caves, overhangs, and swim-throughs. A very cool swim through requires...

Read more

Thetford Reef

Thetford Reef (Latitude 16°48’23.6″S, Longitude 146°10’30.4″E) 70 kilometers east of Cairns, is closer to the mainland. This 2 km long reef, appears to have it all. There are numerous places with canyons and passages to explore, good visibility, an abundance of colours, and many coral heads. There are multiple swim-throughs...

Read more

Milln Reef

Milln Reef is 56 kilometres east of Cairns. Milln Reef has some of the best wall dives, pinnacles, and swim-throughs in the area. Milln is an excellent location for night diving. Some of the walls are filled with sleeping parrotfish in mucus sacks, turtles, barracudas, and the occasional bull ray....

Read more

Pellowe Reef

Pellowe Reef (lattitude 16° 51’25"S, Longitude 146°20’81"E). Divers can enjoy an exciting wall dive and swim-throughs at this reef. The majority of the dives will happen at depths ranging from 5 to 30 meters. Being closer to the continental shelf increases the likelihood of encountering large pelagic fish species, in...

Read more