Moreton Island, is an excellent destination for your next diving expedition with beautiful reefs. There are several shipwrecks and an impressive variety of marine life. Dive or snorkel on the Curtin Artificial Reef and the Tangalooma Wrecks. Both these reefs are man-made and close to shore making for easy access. Some of the best diving in the right conditions though can be found on the north on a small isolated reef about 5 km North West of Moreton called Flinders Reef. This reef has the highest number of coral species of any sub tropical reef system along Australia’s east coast, and as such it is one of Queensland’s most popular dive sites. This spectacular reef is protected within the Moreton Bay Marine Park and is monitored by the Reef Check conservation program.
The reef has more than 175 fish species. There are more species and varieties of corals in this one area than any other single reef on the Great Barrier Reef. The diverse amount of marine life include schools of Wrasse, Sweetlip, Trevally, Parrot, Bat, Surgeon, turtles and tropical fish. Manta Rays, Wobbegongs and Leopard Sharks are among the larger creatures that reside here. Sightings of Whaler sharks are sometimes seen on the eastern side of Flinders. During the months of June to September, Humpback Whales can be seen on the surface as they pass by too!