Flinders Reef is located just north of Moreton Island right within Moreton Bay Marine Park. It is a beautiful coral reef as most divers would only expect to find at the Great Barrier Reef. It is inarguably one of the top 10 dive sites in South East Queensland.
HOW TO GET TO FLINDERS REEF?
Flinders Reef is about 1-1.5 hours boat ride away from Brisbane main land or the Sunshine Coast. Unfortunately not many dive operators offer this trip due to its remoteness. There are established moorings which avoids the need to anchor and cause damage to the corals. If you are keen to dive Flinders Reef, check out our diving calendar or approach companies such as Brisbane Scuba, GoDive or Sunreef on the Sunshine Coast.
FLINDERS REEF MARINE LIFE
The marine life is divers. The reef is home to many turtles, reef sharks, rays and of course a huge variety of tropical fish. The reef itself has large amounts of hard coral and soft coral.
FLINDERS REEF DIVE SPOTS
Arrcording to Reef Check Australia publications, Flinders Reef is subdivided into nicknamed sites including
- Turtle Cleaning Station,
- Coral Gardens,
- Alden’s Cave and
A general dive site map can be found here.
GENERAL DIVING CONDITIONS
Flinders Reef can be considered an easy dive provided you pick the right conditions. The main dive areas are between 5m and 15m in depth but the maximum depth can be up to 25m. Flinders Reef has generally good visibility as it is far away from the coast however, currents can often be experienced. The exposed reef allows choosing to dive on the calmer sites as required.
FLINDERS REEF PICTURES
Here are some screenshots from the above video which will give you a very good idea what scuba diving is like at Flinders Reef, Brisbane, Australia. It simply beautiful so try to get a dive trip booked soon.