Next Flinders Reef Dive

20 January
Cost: $169 Double Dive (buffet lunch included)
$20 for tanks/weights

Flinders Reef is one of the best dive sites near Brisbane. Indeed, it was voted the second best dive site in Australia by National Geographic (although some divers may disagree). Flinders Reef is an isolated reef off Moreton Island in South East Queensland, approx. 5Km North-West of Cape Moreton. Flinders Reef is home to numerous species of reef fish and hard and soft corals. The dive site is commonly known as Flinders. It is full of colour and a large variety of marine life. Indeed, Flinders hosts more than 175 species of fish. Compared to the Great Barrier Reef, the site harbours the most amount of species and varieties of coral in a single area in South East Queensland.

Flinders Reef is approximately 90 minutes from Scarborough Marine. Usually, you will encounter dolphins and humpback whales during the approach. In the winter months, your dive doubles up as a whale-watching tour. If, however, you don’t see them on the surface, you will most certainly hear them singing underwater during your dive. Check out the video below for a preview!

Turtle cleaning station

Many divers venture to Flinders to experience the turtle cleaning station on the Western side of the Island in the Coral Gardens. The Gardens are popular with divers as its average depth is 8 meters. This allows the light to reach the reef and over time has produced some of the best fauna you can see in Australia. Indeed, I have personally seen manta rays, whales, leopard sharks, batfish, wobbegongs and too many tropical fish to name them all. However, we visit Flinders Reef to say hello to the turtles.

The most common turtles you will find at Flinders are Green and Loggerheads. They are almost guaranteed to be there. Indeed, I have visited Flinders over 200 times and I have not seen turtles only once. However, I did see a humpback whale swimming by with her calf. Evidently, this definitely made up for the turtle!

Contact us or click on the Book Now button below to book your next dive to Flinders Reef!

Dive Information

  • Departs 6:30 am
  • Returns 3:30 pm
  • Cost $169 with buffet lunch
  • Tanks/Weights $20
  • Gear hire $70 includes all safety gear
  • Licence bar (cash only)
  • Double dive with a guide
  • Open water certification and above