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Going to Green Island to snorkel? Check the tides first!

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Going to Green Island to snorkel? Check the tides first!

If you plan to go to Green Island for a day trip snorkling, do yourself a favour and- 1) Check the tide. Low tide becomes a hassle navigating through a lot of (sharp) coral reef; And 2) Pack some a pair of beach socks or diving booties- the place is surrounded by reefs, right?

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1. Re: Going to Green Island to snorkel? Check the tides first!

Depends on your swimming abilities. We actually like the low tide as we could get to see lots without having to be in deep water. Each to their own!

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2. Re: Going to Green Island to snorkel? Check the tides first!

Tidal lows can actually vary great depending on time of year. a low at xmas can meand great snorkelling while a low in July can mean nearly exposed coral.

TBh I've not seen the tides so low as they were last July (made someareas of the reef unswimmable that normally are fine

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I thought Green Island was closed due the cyclones? We were thinking of visiting Green Island but their website says it will not re-open until early 2012??? Very confused now...

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4. Re: Going to Green Island to snorkel? Check the tides first!

Peter W, Green Island off Cairns isn't closed and wasn't affected badly by Cyclone Yasi

Are you sure you have the correct resort?

Both Dunk and Bedarra Island Resorts are closed, but not Green Island

LTB

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5. Re: Going to Green Island to snorkel? Check the tides first!

Thanks lifetraveller - I was thinking of Dunk Island. Too many lovely islands in the Whitsundays to remember. We're so spoilt for choice. Cheers PW

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6. Re: Going to Green Island to snorkel? Check the tides first!

Hi guys, none of those islands are actually in the Whitsundays. They're all further north.

The Whitsunday Islands with resorts that you might have heard of are:

* Long Island

* Daydream Island

* Hamilton Island

* Hayman Island

* South Molle Island

* Brampton Island

* Lindeman Island

* Hook Island

In all, the Whitsundays consists of 74 islands, but most of them are national park and uninhabited. :)

Come and visit us!

TW

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7. Re: Going to Green Island to snorkel? Check the tides first!

Yeah well you might need to speak to the airlines. Went to book s 3 night escape and by the time I leave at 10 and arrive. Day 1 is gone. Then coming home things aren't good either. 4 days away really ends up being 2

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8. Re: Going to Green Island to snorkel? Check the tides first!

We're in Palm Cove for part of our honeymoon and booked a day trip to Green Island. The weather, which no one can control was revolting. Really windy and the rain - which came all day - was coming at us sideways. We intended to spend the day snorkelling. We figured we were going to get wet anyway. By the time we got there, I decided to look at the island first while my husband snorkelled for the hour that we had befgore lunch and then join him for a couple of hours in the afternoon. While we stopped for lunch the water drained out of the reef leaving the coral exposed. We couldn't have snorkelled even if we'd wanted to. With the weather we weren't going to walk around too much so most of the day was spent hanging around the tour operator boat. A really disappointing day. If you intend to snorkel do yourself a favour and check the tides because the tour operators won't tell you.

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9. Re: Going to Green Island to snorkel? Check the tides first!

Hi is there one particular island you can stay on that offers off the good beach snorkeling?

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10. Re: Going to Green Island to snorkel? Check the tides first!

Lady Elliot, buts that's much further south (nearer Brisbane, more specifically nearer Hervey Bay)

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