Norman Reef is a stunning outer Great Barrier Reef

  • Latitude -16.252278S, Longitude 145.59.71E
  • Access by boat and helicopter
  • Depth Range 1 to 20 metres
  • Visibility up to 30 metres
  • Size: 430 hectares

Norman Reef has been a green zone since July 2004. Visitors to this site will see the abundance of large fish and marine life benefits.

Norman Reef, several tour operators head for this outlying reef on the continental shelf, a favourite of experienced divers for its clear visuals and variety of marine life. There are also shallower sites suitable for less skilful scuba divers.

Norman Reef Caves

Mini caves are found in the coral wall of this dive site, which appeals to inexperienced divers in the shallows and offers veterans a full range of plant and marine life at greater depths.

Marine Life

Spotted moray eels can be found in the nooks, and watch for reef sharks.

Fingers (Norman Reef)

Depth 8 metres to 21 metres

Perfect for beginners and advanced divers, Finger is a shallow cove making it well protected. The reason the Site is named fingers is from a Birdseye view. It looks like the fingers of a hand.

The fingers sit to the South-West of the Site and can get quite deep. It also has these three swim-throughs sitting to the North-East and 1 to the South-West of the Site. 


Marine Life

Fingers reef site offers a wide variety of wildlife.  The most common being Maori Wrasse, Giant Clams, White Tip Reef Sharks, Moray Eels, Cuttlefish and Octopus.


Green Sea Turtles and Hawksbill Sea Turtles visit this Site as a cleaning station.


Tropos (Norman Reef)

Sitting at the most Northern point of Norman Reef is our hidden gem Tropos.

Tropos is beginner friendly as it has a lovely shallow sandy lagoon with lots of nooks and crannies to explore. It also has a deep scenic reef wall with a sloping sandy bottom, perfect for any Advance diver wanting to gain some depth. It is at the tip of Norman Reef.


Marine Life

It offers the most diverse marine life, such as Green Sea Turtles, White Tip Reef Sharks, Schooling Bump Head Parrot Fish, Garden Eels and Blue Spotted Rays, to name a few.


Norman Reef Map


Nearby Reefs