With swim-throughs, expansive coral fields, overhangs, wall dives, and a diverse collection of marine life, Flynn Reef offers dive sites unlike any other. When diving this one-of-a-kind destination in Cairns, you can swim with many sea creatures that live in the hard coral. Tracy’s Boomie, Tennis Court, Coral Gardens, and Gordon’s Mooring are just a few of the well-known dive sites on Flynn Reef. There is an abundance of marine life and thrilling hard and soft corals to explore at these sites, making diving an excellent option.

You can explore swim-throughs and many wall dives while diving with the diverse marine life and coral at the dive sites. Turtles, reef crabs, and painted lobsters can be found deeper in the water, making it an excellent location for night dives. Even at night, the many small caves, crevasses, and overhangs offer adventure. Because the reef becomes more active at night, night diving is often the best option. You’ll be able to see sharks and schools of barracuda feeding. As you explore the vibrant and diverse marine eco-system, you’ll become one with the reef system.

Flynn Reef is only 30 minutes from Cairns, despite being one of the closest reefs to the continental shelf and the Pacific Ocean. This reef has a variety of dive sites that are suitable for both novice and experienced divers, as well as snorkelers. Whatever type of diving you prefer, you’ll come across a variety of marine animals, both large and small. There’s also a good chance you’ll see dolphins, sharks, and whales!

Flynn Reef is ideal for diving all year; however, from November to December, you can see the corals during their annual spawning, which is a ‘bucket list’ experience. Flynn Reef and its numerous dive sites are ideal for any scuba diver.


Common species seen at Flynn Reef

  • Clownfish
  • Batfish
  • Trout
  • Cod
  • Fusiliers
  • Butterflyfish
  • Angelfish
  • Basslets
  • Whitetip reef shark
  • Octopus
  • Boulder coral
  • Table coral
  • Giant clams
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