Looking for a way to help conservation efforts while visiting the Great Barrier Reef? There is no better way to experience the reef and its inhabitants than with a highly trained marine biologist by your side. Our marine biologists and Master Reef Guides are not only qualified postgraduates, but have spent thousands of hours on the reef.
By joining our (1 or 2 day) reef naturalist program you will learn about the coral reef itself along with a multitude of stories about the creatures that inhabit this beautiful ecosystem. You will also have the opportunity to give back by participating in several research and conservation activities while in the water.
This program is designed and targeted to certified divers and moderate to experienced snorkelers only. The reason for this is that the aim of the program is to act as your marine biologist and not as a dive instructor or swimming instructor. Our crew are all trained in this avenue however they will not be able to fulfil their obligations to our customers as marine biologists if they are dedicated to your swimming ability.
Naturalist days can include an introductory dive which, although are an excellent way to experience scuba diving for the first time, they are not conducive to our day as we will have far less time to show you the detail and intricacies of the Great Barrier Reef. For this reason, we do not recommend doing an introductory dive on your naturalist day.
Your Reef Naturalist day(s) on the reef will begin by meeting your very own marine biologist at the marina where they will give a short safety briefing and you’ll be on your way. Once on-board they will explain what you can expect in the water and tips and tricks to ensure you get the best from each day.
Your Reef Naturalist experience includes: