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Reef Teach

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85 Lake St | 2nd Floor Main Street Arcade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4031 7794
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Must-do before visiting the reef!

A last-minute decision to book into one of their evening presentations on the reef, but so glad we... read more

Reviewed yesterday
TetcC
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Canberra, Australia
Great for us noobs to the reef

Fingers crossed you get Gareth - very funny, extremely knowledgeable and incredibly patient... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
hotdevittydog
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Sydney, Australia
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Reef Teach is the only dedicated Great Barrier Reef education company. It primary role is performing information shows about the Great Barrier Reef. These shows are design to enhance and compliment tourists Great Barrier Reef trips. Reef Teach's highly qualified and experienced marine biologists take their customers on a tour of the Great Barrier Reef. With the use of hundreds of high quality images, videos and real marine specimens. The marine biologists introduce everyone to the diversity of animals they can actually see, from individuals as small as a pins head right up to those individuals as big as dolphins and whales. Plus their will give their guests the helpful hints on where to find these beautiful animals. While sharing all this knowledge their they will be telling you the animals own personal stories.msomemof these stories will amaze you. Thought these three main goals, 1) introducing one to the diversity of live one can see, 2) the helpful hints on where to find these beautiful animals and 3) the animals personal stories, tourist will see more and enjoy they reef trip even further. "with learning comes appreciation..."
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85 Lake St | 2nd Floor Main Street Arcade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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+61 7 4031 7794
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Reviewed yesterday

A last-minute decision to book into one of their evening presentations on the reef, but so glad we did. The informative and entertaining talk was great for all ages: we took three kids aged between 6 and 10 and they loved it as much as...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Fingers crossed you get Gareth - very funny, extremely knowledgeable and incredibly patient, tolerant but amusingly mischievous in how he deals with ignorant foreign tourists who feel it's ok to heckle. I would highly recommend this for those who have never been out on the...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Educational, highly engaging and great fun. Gareth was great with a whole school group (18 students) even though they had flown in they night and were shattered! Highly recommended!

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This experience is perfect for first-time visitors to the GBR to learn about what coral actually is, how it grows, and the biodiversity that it supports. Gareth, the marine biologist who delivers the talk, breaks down his vast knowledge and experience into two, easy-to-understand parts:...More

Thank JE and JA D
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We wanted to know more about the reef before deciding to go there and we are very happy we attended the talk. It is a fun and pedagogical way to learn many things about the reef, how it works, its threats and how to protect...More

Thank malavoltichloe
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Kat, marine biologist, and Natalie, provide a video-clip identification exploration thru many types of corals, fish, turtles, sharks, clams, etc etc - if you dive or snorkel the Reef, this is a MUST - see/hear. Plus they are nice peole and will answer all the...More

Thank 957pete7777
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was on a study abroad trip and attended a Reef Teach session with 14 other college students. We had Abby as our teacher and in my 15 years of listening to lectures/information sessions, Abby's session about the reef was one of the most intriguing,...More

Thank SarahYoungs
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We learned a great deal about the reef from Abby, who was knowledgeable, funny, and enthusiastic. She included so much helpful information about the Great Barrier Reef and captured and held our children’s (ages 9 and 11) attention for the entire evening. This really enriched...More

Thank ExplorexFour
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Reefteach, Owner at Reef Teach, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We also agree Abby is funny! We love Abby she is great. Her experience is second to non. It is great to hear the children loved it too. I think that is one of our important message, even though we are scientist we do know...More

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Reviewed June 14, 2018 via mobile

I attended the Reef Teach information night yesterday evening prior to heading out to the reef for some scuba diving. Not only was the presentation informative and eye-opening but the presenter was also very personable and engaging and you could really see her passion. For...More

Thank Greg P
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Reefteach, Owner at Reef Teach, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Greg it is great to hear that you enjoyed the talk. Yip we do try keep the cost down so that more people can afford it. We know life is expensive. Thank you so much for writing this review. These review do help us...More

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Reviewed June 4, 2018 via mobile

I attended the Reef Teach session as an introduction to my next 4 days of participating in the Eye of the Reef dive program. This was such a wonderful 2hr informative session run by Marine Biologist extraordinaire Gareth who is obviously passionate about the Great...More

Thank CatThod
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Reefteach, Owner at Reef Teach, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Cat it was great to have you at Reef Teach. It was also awesome to have been on the boat with you guys too. If you are ever back this way pop in and visit. Hope you got the email we sent you. Thank...More

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CazKrohn
June 27, 2018|
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Hi Carolyn, the best thing to do is to give us an email (I can't post our email on the answers as Trip Advisor doesn't like hyperlinks, but check out our website) and we can see what we can organise. Thanks, Abby, Reef... More
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Mike M
April 9, 2015|
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Response from Reefteach | Property representative |
Thank you for your question. Reef Teach offers talks about the Marine Life on the Great Barrier Reef but not actually lessons on how to snorkel. However, our staff can give helpful hints during the evening. The show is a... More
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