Explore the Bounty of Hastings Reef

Part of the Great Barrier Reef, Hastings Reef is one of the most incredible dive sites in the world. In the coral gardens that bloom beneath the waters snorkelers and divers can discover a bounty of rich marine life in these pristine tropical waters boasting crystal clear vision.

Back where it all started…

The Great Barrier Reef is one of the most impressive marine playgrounds in the world and every year thousands of visitors flock to the verdant green, turquoise and cream coloured shores to experience the world beneath the waves. Even through there are plenty of exceptional dive spots closer to the shore, Hastings Reef is perched at the tip of the Outer Reef and is the very spot where the rainbow corals started to grow over 15000 years ago.

On the edge of the Pacific…

Being far from the tourist stretch of the coastline and away from the rivers and streams, Hastings Reef sits on the edge of the Pacific and offers snorkelers and divers a rare glimpse into untapped eco systems and thriving coral gardens littered with rainbow colours and endless schools of fish. Parrotfish liven up the scene, butterfly fish drift gracefully and curious reef sharks flit around your feet. The world famous Nemo fish can be found cruising the coral canyons and giant clams open and close with the ebbing of the tide.

Shallow bays and underwater walls…

Adventurous divers will adore the challenges Hastings Reef offers with its steep walls and cliffs that drop off into the darkness of the deep waters. For novice snorkelers the shallow coral bays are perfect for dipping your head and gazing in awe at the underwater city thriving beneath your feet. Sweetlip, trout and cod are regular visitors to these waters as are pretty angelfish and laid back turtles. As the reefs are abundant and healthy this is your chance to see the Great Barrier Reef in her finest colours, blooming beautifully beneath the sparkling sun glazed surface.

Off the beaten track…

Glass bottom boats occasionally cruise across the surface so for those who don’t want to get their hair wet but still want to indulge in the wonders beneath the reef you can do so with a drink in hand the sea breeze cooling your skin. However this is one of the most divine spots for keen snorkelers and divers who want to get off the beaten track and experience the dynamic marine energy up close and personal.

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