Snorkeling with Turtles from Cairns & Fitzroy Island!

All we can say is Wow! On this day we snorkeled with several green sea turtles on the Great Barrier Reef from Cairns.

On this day we departed very early at 8:00 am we traveled 52 km offshore to a beautiful reef platform. One of the highlights of getting out to the reef early is turtles are out and about feeding in the shallow coral gardens of the reef.

As the morning sun rose over the horizon today we were blessed to find hundreds of moon jellyfish hiding on the western dive site of the Moore reef platform out of the wind. Congregating together in the calm water side of the platform created the perfect hunting ground for beautiful Green sea turtles.

Green Sea turtles like nothing more than gauging themselves on moon jellies and today we were blessed to find several sea turtles enjoying their breakfast.

See in the above video how friendly turtles can be especially when their favorite food is abundant.

Cairns & the Great Barrier Reef is home to 6 of the world’s 7 sea turtle species, with the most common sightings being smaller green sea turtles and hawksbill sea turtles. If you can muster up the energy to get out of bed early, you can sometimes be rewarded with an amazing interaction with a wild sea turtle from Cairns.

The team at Cairns Dive Adventures has completed over 686 dives on the Great Barrier Reef from both Cairns and Port Douglas in Australia. If you have any questions or would like to know more about how to find the best dive trip for you and your family, please get in touch with our dive crazy reservation team on PH: + 61 7 4041 1638 or email:



Clint is an avid scuba diver who also manages Cairns Dive Adventures. With 686 scuba dives on the Great Barrier Reef from both Cairns and Port Douglas in Australia, Clint's favorite dive site is the corner shop dive site at Bougainville Reef located in the Coral Sea. He also loves taking Underwater Photos and producing short underwater films on Youtube. Follow him on Instagram and also on Youtube

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Not available for any tours to the Islands as fine white sand damages the seals on the cameras and makes them leak!

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