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.
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.
Tropos (Norman Reef)
Our hidden gem Tropos sits at the northern point of Norman Reef.
Tropos is beginner friendly as it has a lovely shallow sandy lagoon with many 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.
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
FAQs about Norman Reef: Exploring a Dazzling Coral Wonderland
Q: What is Norman Reef?
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Q: What marine life can I expect to see at Norman Reef?
Q: Is Norman Reef suitable for beginner snorkelers and divers?
Q: What snorkeling and diving facilities are available at Norman Reef?
Q: Can I visit Norman Reef year-round?
Q: Are there guided tours available at Norman Reef?
Q: What are the transportation options to Norman Reef?
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Q: Can I visit Norman Reef as part of a day trip?
Q: Is Norman Reef part of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park?
Q: Is there accommodation available at Norman Reef?
Explore the wonders of Norman Reef, a jewel in the Crown of the Great Barrier Reef. From vibrant coral gardens to captivating marine life, this underwater paradise beckons adventurers of all ages to dive into a world of unparalleled beauty and discovery.
Nearby Coral Reefs
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Please note that the reef operators that visit Norman Reef also visit other sites. Normally, the Operators skipper will decide based on weather conditions. This is worth considering as they cannot guarantee to visit Norman Reef daily.