- Excellent visibility, healthy reefs and incredible marine life including turtles, manta rays, reef sharks, dolphins and whales (in season) and no stingers!
- Dives are always uncrowded as visitor numbers on the island are strictly limited to 150 overnight guests and 100 day guests
- Choose from 18 incredible dive sites including a blow hole, bommies and the Severance shipwreck
- Home of the manta ray, these waters have consistently more manta rays than anywhere else on the Great Barrier Reef
At Lady Elliot Island Divers on the Great Barrier Reef, you can step straight off the beach and snorkel, swim or dive in an underwater world of brilliantly-colored marine life.
The lagoon protects and nurtures the curiosity of beginners while a little further out experienced snorkelers and divers descend into the blue. Lady Elliot teems with life and is famous for a resident population of 40 manta rays, that inspired the iconic logo of the island.
Lady Elliot Island is one of only six island resorts on the Great Barrier Reef, and one of only three with direct flight access to the island airstrip. The island is located within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park in the highest possible classification of Marine National Park Zone by GBRMPA.
Tour the reef in a glass-bottomed boat, take a guided reef walk or stroll to a deserted beach. With exceptionally clear water year-round, your encounters with turtles, dolphins and a large variety of coral, fish and giant manta rays will be extra special. Depending on the season, you may see birds nesting, turtle hatchlings emerging from the sand, or migrating humpback whales.