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The reefs around Lizard Island have some of the best marine life and coral on the planet. The resort runs expertly guided scuba-diving and snorkeling trips on its custom-built dive boat to pristine sites on the Great Barrier Reef, including the Ribbon Reefs and globally renowned Cod Hole, as well as local dives, snorkeling excursions, and scuba courses.
Lizard Island Snorkeling & Diving. Liizard Island is a short boat ride from some of the richest, least spoiled sites on the Great Barrier Reef. Within an hour, you can dive the ribbon reefs or renowned Cod Hole, eyeballing giant potato cod, pelagic fish, turtles, rays and sharks. You can also take guided day or night dives to explore fish-filled coral gardens just offshore. Lizard Island Resort's 55-foot dive boat MV Serranidae makes reef excursions and morning dive-snorkel trips. It also offers privately guided dives to local fringing reefs and the Cobia Hole. Need scuba skills or gear? The resort has non-accredited Discover Scuba and PADI Referral courses, and a wide range of modern dive equipment for hire at its Beach Club. Use of snorkeling masks, snorkels, and fins is complimentary. Lizard Island Resort, Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef, QLD, 4871. 03/9426–7550 bookings; 1300/863–248 toll-free in Australia. www.lizardisland.net.