Hastings Reef is a horseshoe-shaped Patch Reef. It’s about 50 kilometres north-east of Cairns. As a result, it is classified as an Outer Reef.
The average depth on the bottom is 13 metres, making this one of the Outer Reef’s shallower sites. Furthermore, depending on the tides, the top of the reef (known as the reef flat) sits in only 1-3 metres of water. As a result, Hastings Reef is a popular snorkelling destination.
The reef is shaped like a well-defined wall that bends in and out. As a result, the wall’s natural shape creates ravines within the coral that are a lot of fun to explore. Furthermore, the coral’s cracks provide an ideal hiding place for some of the larger reef species.
You can get closer to the fish thanks to the shallow reef! You’ll be able to see the smaller reef species darting in and out of the coral as you snorkel along the reef flat right beneath you. Furthermore, the reef wall is steep, resulting in a drop off. This means that larger predatory species like mackerel, trevally, and reef sharks are more likely to be seen.
If your booking is affected for any reasons during COVID, we will allow you to change your travel date.
If you are unsure when you will travel, your booking will be open dated with NO expiration date.
Cancellation fees are as follows
20% cancellation fee 30 days or more before departure
50% cancellation fee if within 30 days before departure
100% cancellation fee within 14 days before departures
Schedules subject to change without notice
Scuba Diving Insurance
All passengers are strongly advised to purchase a comprehensive Travel Insurance policy that includes trip cancellation insurance and Evacuation & Medical cover for scuba diving.
Please be aware that not all Travel Insurance companies cover scuba diving and in-water activities. Please read the wording of your policy carefully.
Any evacuation, vessel relocation, or medical expenses are the diver's financial responsibility in a Medical Emergency. We strongly recommend the purchase of dive insurance.
Cancellation / Rescheduling Policy
We reserve the right to change vessel, dive locations, and prices without notice.
Please note we must receive at least 48 hours' notice from you when choosing to cancel or reschedule a reservation. Cancellation refunds are not given within 48 hours' notice. This includes factors beyond your control, including medical problems, airline delays, bad weather, etc.
Please refer to the Trade Practices Act 1974. Travel Insurance is highly recommended.
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