Flynn Reef, Cairns 16.73382, 146.27531
Flynn Reef offers dive sites unlike any other with swim-throughs, expansive coral fields, overhangs, wall dives and a vast marine life collection. The hard coral is home to many sea creatures you can swim with when diving in this one-of-a-kind destination in Cairns.
Flynn Reef is home to many well-known dive sites, including Tracy’s Boomie, Tennis Court, Coral Gardens and Gordon’s Mooring.
These sites offer excellent diving opportunities as abundant marine life and thrilling hard and soft corals to explore.
The variety of marine life you’ll swim next to at the Flynn Reef dive sites includes Clownfish, batfish, trout, cod, fusiliers, butterflyfish and angelfish, basslets, whitetip reef shark.
With coral gardens covering the sandy bottom of the reef, you’ll come up close to table coral, boulder coral heads, and plates.
The vibrant hard, and soft corals are a spectacular sight, where giant clams, fan coral and staghorn find refuge.
As you dive into the water of Flynn Reef, you’re likely to see grey reef sharks, moray eels, octopus, lionfish, barracuda and nudibranchs. Mackerel and trevally also frequent the water of Flynn Reef.
About this dive site
You can also explore swim-throughs, and many walls dive as you dive with the vast marine life and coral at the dive sites.
You’ll see turtles, reef crabs, and painted lobsters when you dive even further. This site is an excellent location for night dives. Even at night, you can seek adventure in the many small caves, crevasses and overhangs.
Night diving is often ideal as the reef becomes more active at night. You’ll witness a feeding ground for sharks and schools of barracuda.
You’ll become one with the reef system as you explore the vibrant and various marine eco-system.
Although Flynn Reef is one of the closest reefs to the continental shelf and the Pacific Ocean, it’s only 30 minutes from Cairns.
This reef has many dive sites suitable for beginner, experienced divers, and even snorkelers.
No matter your diving preference, you’ll encounter marine animals, small and large. You’re also likely to see dolphins, sharks and whales!
Flynn Reef offers ideal diving year-round; however, when visiting the reef from November to December, you’ll see the corals during their annual spawning– a ‘bucket list’ experience. Flynn Reef and its various dive sites are perfect for any diving enthusiast.