Snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef is one of the world’s most treasured natural wonders. Sprawling out off the coast of Eastern Australia, it offers a whole underwater world filled with a flurry of colourful fishes, quirky sea plants, and a whole load of unusual creatures.

Exploring below the water’s surface is a truly special experience, and one that many people dream of doing for their entire life. Immersing yourself in the cobalt depths of the ocean, amongst the vibrant life that lives there, is completely different to seeing it from above, from the dry confines of a boat.

How Can You Explore the Great Barrier Reef?

There are numerous options for exploring the Great Barrier Reef in all its glory. Scuba diving is one of the more popular options, as you can really get up close and personal with the weird and wonderful creatures, and take your time getting to know the nooks and crannies of the reef.

But what happens if you’re not a fan of diving? Don’t worry! There are plenty of other options. One of the best and easiest ways is snorkelling. Because it’s just off the coast, the Great Barrier Reef is actually one of the most accessible reefs in the world, making it the perfect backdrop for an afternoon spent snorkelling.

Who Can Go Snorkelling?

Unlike scuba diving, there are very few requirements for snorkelling. Basically, you just need to be able to swim and then you’re good to go! It’s advised that you have a fairly good level of fitness, too, as it can get tiring swimming around the corals and reefs.

You’ll find the coastline peppered with different guided tour options that come complete with a knowledgeable guide who will share facts and stories with you along the way. And, in some cases, you’ll get to explore some of the paradise islands that are dotted around the reef.

Because you don’t need to plunge in off a boat when you snorkel, you have the option to marvel at sandy cays with sprawling beaches where you can just walk into the ocean and start exploring.

Snorkelling is a serene and mind-blowing activity that opens up whole new worlds. Exploring this incredible part of the world is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, so get kitted up and, in no time at all, you’ll be mesmerised by the tranquil beauty of the reef and its residents.

To Snorkel the reef, book our Great Barrier Reef Tours.