Lady Elliot Island is a coral cay located at the southern tip of the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef. Situated within a highly protected ’Green Zone’ the island is a sanctuary for over 1,200 species of marine life and is known for its abundance of manta rays, turtles, amazing array of spectacular marine life and unspoilt coral reef.
You don’t need to be a diver to experience the underwater magic on Lady Elliot Island. Snorkelling is a great way to get up close and personal with the amazing marine life and explore the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef. Snorkelling on the reef surrounding Lady Elliot Island is easily accessible straight off the beaches. The lagoon is ideal for novice snorkelers (tide dependant) and you’ll find enough tropical fish, colourful coral, sea cucumbers, starfish, sea urchins, clams and turtles to keep you entertained for hours. In fact, many very experienced snorkelers have declared that some of the most amazing snorkel adventures anywhere in the world have been in the safety and security of Lady Elliot’s beautiful blue lagoon.
The western side of the Island provides a deeper snorkelling adventure for the more experienced snorkelers. This is where you will find the mega fauna such as mantas, reef sharks, dolphins and whales as well as the abundant corals and fish that make up the remarkable biodiversity of this unique Coral Cay.