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    The outer reefs tend to be less spoilt and more beautiful. Good climate conditions and clear water also brings out the best in the coral colours and marine life. about 8 years ago

    Answered by James Barrett via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    As far as snorkling is concerned, you want reefs that are close to the surface and easily reachable from beaches - so Michaelmas Cay or Green Island would be the two I'd go for. about 8 years ago

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    If you really after something special, head waaaaaaaaaaaaay out to say Osprey reef in the Coral Sea off Townsville. The visibility is like looking through air and the walls of coral breathtaking. Even the outer reef seems poor in comparison! about 8 years ago

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    I would have to agree Original Nomad. As a rule the further you go away from cairns the better the diving is. I would recommend a live aboard trip with with Ocean-Quest or Taka or even Mike ball Dive Expeditions. Oceanquest is not to far from cairns and will guide to to the Norma, Saxon and hastings reefs, oh and the vessel tjhat you will stay on is excellent. http://divedirectory.com.au for a !5% discount on the about tours if that helps. over 7 years ago

    Answered by Diver Dan via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
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    Outer reef has far better visibility and is what you expect to see. Hard corals and proper barrier reefs, not fringing reefs. over 7 years ago

    Answered by Coral via Site_iconWorldNomads.com

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