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Opal Reef, Port Douglas

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Reef · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Explore the coral gardens on a full-day snorkeling trip to Opal Reef. This jewel of the Great Barrier Reef sits right in the Coral Sea, some 48 km (30 mi) off the coast of Australia. Its crescent shape provides protection from winds. Keep an eye open for stingrays half-buried in the sand and the perfectly camouflaged lizardfish that sits on the corals waiting for its pray. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Port Douglas holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Opal Reef and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • We snorkled three different parts around Opal Reef with Wavelength. Beautiful clear water even with a very brisk southeaster blowing. Most amazing array of fish of all types, plus turtles and sharks.....  more »
  • This was by far the healthiest looking coral on the reef that I have seen in quite a few years. I heard that this reef had avoided the more recent coral bleaching but was also being carefully looked.....  more »

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