well we had a holiday in Queensland last February and we went to 3 islands and 1 out reef....we 4 people all agreed that Fitzroy Island is the best !!!! a gem of great barrier reef <3 <3 <3
(another locations we went were one of the islands in whitsundays region, green island, and outer reef)
we did so many researches to find which site is the best in term of snorkeling... and we couldnt decide ... so we went to as much as we could ... outer reef and island
From my own experienced... outer reef is good spot for strong swimmer, or scuba diving.,,there you can find many fish and turtles.. and perhaps little shark... but it takes so long to get out there and the wave is quite rough ... so i dont recommend for not so strong swimmer
at Fitzroy .... i found many fish (just like outer reef where it took me so long to get out there), and turtles toooooo... beyond that i also found so many "colour reef/corals" ( i saw none in outer reef ... maybe you have to do scuba diving to see them out there at outer reef).
among 4 sites ... Fitzroy island is the BEST for SNORKELING !!!!! so many fish (much more and easier to see than outer reef) ... though the turtles here are a little harder to find than the outer reef .. but i was still lucky enough to find 2 of those :) ....... here is the BEST for COLOUR CORALS/ REEFS
+better for not so strong swimmer
+have beach and facilities for you to have a rest
+not crowded like green island ... quieter, more privacy ... good to explore the true marine natures ... not others' people fins !!!
+good service ... staffs are nice and friendly
+the vessel is safe and clean
the beach itself is also awesome ... nice and clean <3
+must go to "nudey beach" by walking or even snorkeling to there... a nice, privacy beach
+swim along the coast near the big rock ... dont go too far from the coast (nothing to see out there) ... the 'secret' things are along the coast near the ROCK ... remember!!! to swim near the rock and you wont be disappointed !
+swim from the main beach to the nudey beach ... and yes along the coast
-staffs only at the main beach ... so take you friends/ family members with you while swimming along the coast
ps. we did full program with Raging Thunder including nice lunch , and can use all facilities (kayak, water trampoline, and snorkeling equipment) ... and worth to do so
ps2. we went there on a cloudy day and not so clear water after the raining .... but stillllllll AWESOME <3 <3 <3
10 stars for this <3 <3 <3
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