Saxon Reef Discover the Wonders of the Great Barrier Reef

For keen divers and savvy snorkelers the Great Barrier Reef is an underwater playground soaked in a kaleidoscope of color and teeming with the rich diversity of magical marine life. Whether you are experienced in underwater pleasures or whether you 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, admire the blooming hard coral gardens, 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 favored reefs to be found across the Great Barrier. As it is a smaller reef than other spots it means that it has been less infiltrated than more populous spots and remains in pristine and perfect condition.

Shallow Platforms and illuminated Coral

The shallow platforms are one of the most unique features of Saxon Reef and are one of the many reasons as to why underwater explorers are drawn to this spot. The shallow platforms help to illuminate the riches of the coral and these are popular grounds for damsel fish and graceful gliding sea turtles.

A Carousel of Charm and Color

Scuba diving down past the shallows and into the deep tapestry of blue you will find thick set cod, huge barramundi, and down further too even sharks and stingrays exploring the sandy surface that lies at the bottom. Lionfish and soft coral can also be discovered on the journey down making the world of Saxon Reef a carousel of charm and color.

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.

To snorkel the Saxon Reef, book our Great Barrier Reef Snorkeling Tour.