We are coming to Australia for our first time this December. We will be spending most of our time in Sydney, but want to also visit the Great Barrier Reef as we (family of 4) are all certified divers.
I was planning to go to Cairns 27/12-31/12 and want to do a one day dive trip somewhere in there. However, I didn't realize how far north we will be. Will it be better for a one day dive trip to go from farther south? Or will we just have choppy water, stingers and a not so nice memory no matter where we begin due to the season? We had a not so nice dive session last year of Thailand, and don't wish to repeat it to ruin another Christmas holiday.
I've not made bookings so I could change to Brisbane or somewhere in between (hamilton island?).
Please advise! And thank you!