Snorkelling And Diving | Tourism Whitsundays QLD - The Whitsundays QLD
The Whitsundays, Queensland.
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The Whitsundays and Great Barrier Reef are known for having some of the best diving and snorkelling locations in the world and visitors flock to the region to experience the stunning coral gardens.

In the Whitsundays, you can swim with an abundance of marine life including green turtles and manta rays, and many different species of fish including parrot fish, sweet lip and red emperor.

Keep your eyes peeled for a glimpse of Whitsundays celebrity, Elvis – a Humphead Maori Wrasse, who is thought to be about 50 years old! – and of course the shy clown fish or “Nemo”, who hides in sea anemones.


Most tours and trips out on the water include snorkelling but check with the operator when booking as this is a “must do” for visitors to the Whitsundays!
The local knowledge shown by operators in the Whitsundays is excellent (don’t be afraid to ask questions) and they will take you to the best spots, given the weather and tides.

Remember to wear sunscreen – even in winter – and bring a towel and a warm top for the journey home.


Diving in the Whitsundays is a once-in-a-lifetime- experience, whether you are a complete novice or have some time under your weight-belt.

There are now more scuba diving options in the Whitsundays than ever before, so you can choose your Whitsundays diving adventure to best suit your experience, expectations and timings.

Your diving adventure can be on board a sleek and fast speed boat, or a 100-year-old Tallship and everything in between.

Some trips combine diving with sailing, and others combine diving and snorkelling, so be sure to check out the details. There is also the choice of day diving tours, overnight tours (1-3 nights) and some tours also go to Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet.

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