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Captain Ces Casey’s Top Five Snorkelling Spots

Captain Ces Casey’s Top Five Snorkelling Spots

A journey of aquatic wonder awaits your adventure on the luxurious Atlantic Princess both on and off the vessel as Captain Ces shares his five favourite snorkelling spots.

As the sun kisses the horizon and the gentle waves cradle your vessel, prepare to dive into a world of vibrant marine life and stunning underwater landscapes with Captain Ces at the helm, your snorkelling adventures are destined to be nothing short of extraordinary. 

Low Isles: Located near Port Douglas, Low Isles is renowned for its sheltered waters, making it an excellent snorkelling spot. The calm conditions provide ideal visibility for exploring the vibrant marine life and colourful coral gardens. Sea turtles, rays, and an array of tropical fish are just some of the things you could encounter while snorkelling in the crystal-clear waters of the Low Isles.


Sand Cay at Mackay: This sand cay, situated near Mackay offers fantastic snorkelling opportunities due to its pristine, shallow waters and diverse marine ecosystem. Snorkelers can explore vibrant coral gardens teeming with marine life, including colourful fish species and unique coral formations. The shallow depth and clear visibility make it an ideal location for both beginners and experienced snorkelers.


Clam Garden at Lizard Island: Located off the coast near Cooktown, the Clam Garden at Lizard Island is prized for its tranquillity and sheltered conditions, providing an exceptional snorkelling experience. The calm waters offer excellent visibility, allowing snorkelers to marvel at the diverse marine life and stunning coral formations. The abundance of giant clams adds to the allure of this picturesque snorkelling spot.


The Cod Hole at Ribbon Reef No. 10: Nestled in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, the Cod Hole at Ribbon Reef No. 10 is renowned for its large population of friendly potato cod, which are known to interact closely with snorkelers. In addition to encounters with these curious fish, snorkelers can explore the vibrant coral gardens and encounter a diverse array of marine life in the clear, pristine waters of this renowned snorkelling location.


Opal Reef: Situated just off the coast of Port Douglas, Opal Reef is celebrated for its exceptional water clarity and stunning reef formations. Snorkelers are treated to breathtaking underwater vistas, with visibility often exceeding 50 meters. The diverse marine ecosystem, including colourful corals and an abundance of marine life, makes Opal Reef a must-visit destination for snorkelling enthusiasts seeking an unparalleled underwater experience.


If any of these pristine snorkelling locations sound like something you cannot wait to see, the Atlantic Princess is just waiting to take you there!