11. Post 11: Snorkelling On the Barrier Reef … Atherton Tablelands

We went on a day trip with Reef Magic Cruises with several hundred other people to Moore Reef in a big catamaran. We moored for the day and the trip gave us masks,  fins, and snorkels to swim over beautiful coral reefs. We had to stay within a big area of floating white balls and a connecting rope. They provided lunch for everyone. In the afternoon, after lunch,  Harriet and I and many other people went over beautiful coral reef areas in non-swimming activities in the  Underwater Observatory, semi-submersible, and later, glass-bottom boat tours with interactive commentary. See the photos below.

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From Reef Magic Cruises
Marine World Platform

Reef Magic Cruises operate day trips direct from Cairns to the Marine World activity pontoon located on the outer Great Barrier Reef.

The all-weather Marine World platform caters for all activity levels. Snorkel in the sheltered coral lagoon, join our Marine Biologist on a Guided Snorkel Safari, try SNUBA®, Scuba Diving, Sea Trek Helmet Diving, or even a Seabob.

If simply relaxing & soaking up the tropical warmth is more your style then take time out on our spacious sundeck.  Best of all when traveling with Reef Magic Cruises you benefit from the expert local knowledge of an Australian-owned, Cairns-based crew who bring the friendly inclusive atmosphere for which we are renowned for.

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The initial entry to the boat out along a long jetty:

 

The Reef Magic boat with crew in red tops.

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The Trip out to the Reef …. we are leaving Cairns.

 

 

 

After 1.5 hours of cruising, we finally see the Marine World activity pontoon located on the outer Great Barrier Reef (Moore Reef).

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The Marine World activity pontoon:

 

When we reached the Marine World activity pontoon, the Reef Magic staff gave us masks,  fins, and snorkels to swim over beautiful coral reefs. We had to stay within a big area of floating white balls and a connecting rope.

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At Lunch Time they gave several hundred people lunch …. it was very organised.

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After lunch, Harriet and I and many other people went over beautiful coral reef areas in non-swimming activities in the  Underwater Observatory, semi-submersible, and later, glass-bottom boat tours with interactive commentary.

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My wife Harriet and my daughter Claire went on a new activity in the water of SNUBA Diving.  See the website as to what SNUBA Diving is about.

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To see the next activity we were involved with over the week we were up on the Atherton Tablelands, see this post:

Post 12. Yungaburra …. Atherton Tablelands

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