One of the first items ticked off my bucket list! I snorkeled the Great Barrier Reef whilst attending my cousins wedding in Cairns. My Dad and I took a Quicksilver boat to Argincourt Court reef, on the outer edges of the reef, near the continental drift. The company set up at a great pontoon, and provided all the snorkel gear, as well as lunch and beers!
We saw lots of beautiful coral, and a huge napoleon maori wrasse. A very friendly fish, that you can touch, hug and swim with – they’re that tame!
Although it was a lovely experience, I wouldn’t go with Quicksilver again. They were overpriced and crowded. There are so many snorkeling experiences that leave from Port Dougalas/Cairns – I’m sure there would be a better one!
Has anyone had any amazing experiences on the Great Barrier Reef? I’d love to hear about them.