Saxon Reef Discover the Wonders of the Great Barrier Reef

Saxon Reef Discover the Wonders of the Great Barrier Reef

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 02/19/2015

Reading time: 2 mins

For keen divers and savvy snorkelers the Great Barrier Reef is an underwater playground. Discover a kaleidoscope of colour. Explore a world teeming with rich and magical marine life.

Whether you are experienced in underwater pleasures or simply want to skim the surface there are plenty of spots across the Great Barrier Reef that can show you an undiscovered world waiting beneath the waves.

  • Pristine and Perfect Conditions

    Saxon Reef is one of the jewels in the crown when it comes to the Great Barrier Reef. You can snorkel in the shallows over the bommie tops and admire the blooming hard coral gardens. Or drift away with exotic schools of fish and watch the sunlight and shadow ripple beneath the shimmering surface. The magical reef is a wonder to delight in and one of the best reefs in the area. As it is a smaller reef than other spots it means that it remains in pristine and perfect condition.

  • Shallow Platforms and illuminated Coral

    The shallow platforms are one of the most unique features of Saxon Reef. These awesome platforms attract divers of all abilities. The shallow platforms help to illuminate the riches of the coral. Plus, these are popular grounds for damsel fish and graceful gliding sea turtles. Saxon is really a perfect place to enjoy a snorkel!

  • A Carousel of Charm and Color

    Scuba diving down past the shallows and into the deep tapestry of blue you will find awesome marine life. Thick set cod, huge barramundi, and down further too even sharks and stingrays exploring the sandy surface that lies at the bottom. You will see lionfish and soft coral on the journey down, making the world of Saxon Reef a carousel of charm and colour.

  • Push your Boundaries

    The swim throughs’ and gullies you can find scattered around Saxon Reef also make it quite a challenging dive for those who want to push their boundaries just a little bit further. Giant clams can be found clinging to the side and moray eels wriggle through the blue waters.

Saxon Reef is a sterling example of the grace and beauty of the Great Barrier Reef. Alive with diversity, maintained to perfection and with dream conditions to suit any level, you are sure to find this piece of the Great Barrier Reef a little slice of heaven.

Cameron Ward
Cameron Ward
Managing Director at Sightseeing Tours Australia

Cameron Ward turned his travel passion into a thriving Australian tourism business. Before he co-founded his own business, Sightseeing Tours Australia, he was enjoying being a Melbourne tour guide. Even now, Cameron delights in helping visitors from all around the world get the most out of their incredible Australian trip. You’ll see Cameron leading tours or writing about his favourite Australian places where he shares his local insights.