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Diving Heron Island

Heron Island is a coral cay on the Southern Great Barrier Reef. It has a modern resort and Heron Island Dive Shop has everything you need to enjoy diving Heron Island.

Heron Island is completely surrounded by coral reef which is accessible by reef walking, scuba diving and snorkelling. Heron Island Resort has 109 rooms, a bar, restaurant and all the facilities you would expect of a modern resort such as a pool and meeting centre.

All in water activities are run from the Marine Centre, and these include diving and a semisubmersible reef viewing boat. There are a number of nature based activities such as reef walking and bird watching arranged via the Information Centre.

The island’s nature calendar includes the nesting and hatching of turtles, the nesting and hatching of sea birds and hump-back whale migration.

From a diving perspective, it’s paradise: three dives per day, plus night dives, in reasonably shallow clear water, with most dive sites just minutes from the jetty.

Accommodation ranges from rooms set amongst a leafy forest, to beachside rooms with immediate access to crystal clear waters teeming with nesting turtles, reef fish, turtles, rays, reef sharks and more.

There are 20 dive sites nearby are easily accessible by boat within minutes of the jetty.

For more on diving Heron Island visit https://www.diveplanit.com/destination/heron-island/

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