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Outer reef or ribbon reef?

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Pine Grove Colorado
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Outer reef or ribbon reef?

Experienced snorkeller interested in beginner dive also.

Have one day to see the reef.

Most interested in animal life.

What part of the reef and what company would you recommend?

Brisbane, Australia
Destination Expert
for Brisbane
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1. Re: Outer reef or ribbon reef?

I would recommed either Silversonic (great for introductory dives), Haba or Poseidon that leave out of Port Douglas. You can get transfers from your accommodation in Cairns.

From the wiki article:

Silversonic takes a maximum of 80 people on its tours and visits three reef sites. It caters for certified divers, introductory divers and snorkellers.

Prices: Snorkelling only: Adult - $148, Child (4-14yrs) - $111. With Introductory dive: $210

Contact: Phone - (07) 4087 2100 | http://www.silverseries.com.au/sonic.htm

Posiedon offer small groups and visits three reef sites. It caters for certified divers, introductory divers and snorkellers.

Prices: Snorkelling only: Adult - $150, Child (3-12yrs) - $115. With Introductory dive: $200

Contact: Phone - (07) 4099 4772 | http://www.poseidon-cruises.com.au/

Haba offer small groups and visits three reef sites. It caters for certified divers, introductory divers and snorkellers.

Prices: Snorkelling only: Adult - $155, Child (4-12yrs) - $95. With Introductory dive: $205

Contact: Phone - (07) 4098 5000 | http://www.habadive.com.au/

Queensland Australia
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2. Re: Outer reef or ribbon reef?

If you cannot make it to Port Douglas and are staying in Cairns then far easier to take a trip departing from Cairns.

…homestead.com/CnsSeaQuest1DayReefTripCairns…

…homestead.com/CnsDSDDReefQuest1DayReefTrip.…

ozmagic.homestead.com/RTDTReefMagic1Day.html

ozmagic.homestead.com/RTDTDUnderDive1Day.html

…homestead.com/CnsCompassCruisesReefTrip1Day…

Sea Quest takes less people than most trips.

3. Re: Outer reef or ribbon reef?

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