Milln Reef - The Whale

The premier dive and snorkel destination out of Cairns. Milne Reef has exceptional visibility and will impress even the most experienced diver. Gorgeous shallow coral gardens, swim-throughs, and a guarantee turtle encounters await you.

Rock Cod, red bass, and chevron barracuda. As well as orange, purple, and pink anthias. Bright red tomato clownfish, baby royal blue tangs hiding in the staghorn, and many reef sharks.

Level

Level

  • Beginner
Visibility

Visibility

  • 14 m
Current

Current

  • Light Current
  • No Current
  • Strong Current
DIVE TYPES

DIVE TYPES

  • Night Dive
  • Snorkeling
  • Wall/Drop Off
  • Macro Spot
  • Cleaning Station
  • Pinnacle, Needle, Seamount

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

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Dive sites nearby

Flynn Reef - Little Tracy's

Flynn Reef is one of Cairns’s outermost reefs. Expect excellent visibility. Flynn Reef provides some excellent wall dives, sloping coral gardens, and sandy lagoon holes where you can find coral bommies. Litte Tray’s is one of the many amazing dives on Flynn Reef.

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Central, Breaking Patches

Offers a lovely shallow wall with picturesque beauty, making it an easy site to navigate. Shallow sand patches are perfect for skills and macro diving. The western wall does offer a little more depth but is also known to have some strong currents coming through.

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Hastings Reef Blue Lagoon

Wall feature up to 20m deep, shallow on top. It has a sandy patch where you can see heaps of sea cucumbers. It is a really good site to find small and interesting things around.

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Hastings Reef - Coral Gardens

Large wall with different entries. One of them will lead you to the Coral Gardens where you can see stunning corals and Giant Clams. You also can find a couple of bommies where you will see the coral trees from Reef Restoration.

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Split Bommie, Hastings Reef

The name of this site comes form its many bommies that exist away and split off from the reef. It is located at the southern end of Hastings Reef and offers shallow waters, ideal for snorkeling and beginner divers.

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Twin Peaks, Saxon Reef

Two large coral peaks with lots of shallow reef around to the southeast. Approximately 60 meters in total diameter, with a small ridge connecting the two peaks.

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Turtle Bommie, Saxon Reef

Large bommie structure surrounded by beautiful hard and soft corals and a wide range of brightly coloured fish. The white sandy bottom makes it easy to navigate the exquisite reef wall.

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Saxon Reef Magic Wall

Shallow wall, goes about 15m deep with scattered bommies in the deeper sand. Heaps of small caves that hides eels and octopus. Recommended from beginners to advanced divers.

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Norman Reef - Playgrounds

On the southern part of Norman Reef, we have Playgrounds and Shark Mountain. Playgrounds for more beginner divers and Shark Mountain for a bit more advanced divers. Beautiful coral reef and bommies to explore.

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Fingers, Norman Reef

Perfect for beginners and advanced divers, Fingers is a shallow cove making it well protected from the elements. The reason the site is named fingers is from a Birdseye view it looks like the fingers of a hand, the fingers themselves sit to the South-West of the site and can get quite deep.

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