Dive into Paradise: The Best Snorkel Places in Queensland, Australia

by Catalin Andries on April 01, 2024

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Queensland is renowned for its stunning coastline and diverse marine ecosystems, making it a paradise for snorkelers. Whether you're exploring the iconic Great Barrier Reef or discovering hidden gems off the beaten path, Queensland offers an array of breathtaking snorkelling spots.

Join us as we dive into the top 10 snorkel places in Queensland, where you can explore the underwater world with confidence and style, equipped with Ninja Shark snorkel gear.

Great Barrier Reef

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As the world's largest coral reef system, the Great Barrier Reef needs no introduction. With Ninja Shark snorkel mask providing clear vision and comfort, snorkelers can explore the vibrant coral gardens and diverse marine life of this UNESCO World Heritage Site with ease.

A cardinal rule to remember while snorkelling in the Great Barrier Reef is "observe without disturbance." Snorkelers must refrain from touching marine life. Any contact with the delicate corals can cause irreversible damage to both the ecosystem and oneself.

Investing in the correct snorkelling equipment is essential, and proper fit is paramount. The underwater environment exerts significant pressure, so snug gear is crucial to avoid displacement. Essential items include a high-quality snorkel mask to prevent fogging for clear visibility, fins for efficient movement, and a well-fitting wetsuit.

Lady Elliot Island

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Located at the southern tip of the Great Barrier Reef, Lady Elliot Island offers pristine snorkelling conditions and unparalleled biodiversity. Equipped with high-quality Ninja Shark snorkel gear, snorkelers can swim alongside turtles, rays, and colourful fish in the island's crystal-clear waters.

Lady Elliot snorkelling and diving excursions are exceptional year-round, boasting unparalleled water clarity. During the summer months, from November to March, visitors can bask in perfect beach weather with water temperatures hovering around 24-25°C.

For the ultimate opportunity to encounter pelagic species, majestic manta rays, and magnificent whales, the cooler winter months offer the prime conditions.

Green Island

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Situated off the coast of Cairns, Green Island offers convenient access to the Great Barrier Reef's wonders.

Prepare for an extraordinary snorkelling escapade on this island paradise. Gear up with your snorkel mask and immerse yourself in the captivating underwater realm!

With Ninja Shark snorkel masks providing a comfortable and secure fit, snorkelers can explore the island's coral gardens and swim alongside reef sharks, turtles, and rays.

Embark on an unparalleled journey of discovery as you explore the wonders beneath the waves at Green Island Cairns. Delve into a realm of vibrant coral reefs, teeming fish species, and captivating marine creatures that call this underwater paradise home. Positioned strategically within the Great Barrier Reef, Green Island promises abundant marine life, making it a sanctuary for snorkelers and nature aficionados alike.

Moreton Island

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Located near Brisbane, Moreton Island is home to the Tangalooma Wrecks, an artificial reef teeming with marine life. Equipped with Ninja Shark snorkel gear, snorkelers can discover this.

Whether you're a seasoned snorkeler or trying it for the first time, don't miss the opportunity to explore the Tangalooma Wrecks. Prepare to be captivated by the abundant marine life thriving beneath the surface!

Snorkelling is an essential part of any Moreton Island holiday experience. Don't forget to pack your underwater camera to capture unforgettable moments—whether it's a turtle gliding gracefully beneath you or a dugong seeking shelter amidst the wrecks below!

Agincourt Reef

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Situated on the outer edge of the Great Barrier Reef, Agincourt Reef offers some of Queensland's most pristine snorkelling conditions. With Ninja Shark snorkel masks providing superior comfort and clarity, snorkelers can explore the reef's intricate coral formations and encounter reef sharks, turtles, and more.

Low Isles

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Embark on an unforgettable wildlife adventure by snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef and swimming alongside majestic turtles in the Low Isles. Witnessing an endangered sea turtle gracefully gliding past you in the crystal-clear waters of the Low Isles is truly a magical experience.

For novice snorkelers and those seeking a gentle introduction to the wonders of the ocean, the Low Isles are an ideal destination. Snorkelling in the Low Isles is hassle-free and enjoyable with direct access from the beach. The warm, calm, and shallow waters, coupled with the mesmerising coral reef just a few meters offshore, promise an abundance of delights and surprises for all who venture beneath the waves.

With its stunning coral reefs, diverse marine life, and pristine underwater landscapes, Queensland offers some of the best snorkelling experiences in the world. Equipped with Ninja Shark snorkel gear, snorkelers can explore these top 10 snorkel places in Queensland with confidence, comfort, and style, ensuring unforgettable underwater adventures.

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We bought the equalizer mask and fins package for lake and river snorkeling and it’s amazing. As soon as I submerged my head I was in a whole new world. I have never experienced such an immersion into the underwater world before (with normal snorkel gear). The equalizer mask is crystal clear, no water ever gets in (even when I dive, do summer saults, jump in off a rock) and being able to equalize my pressure by plugging my nose is awesome. I love breathing freely through my mouth and nose. I’m just really impressed and love my mask. The flippers are really nice to. They fit great.

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Based on 1490 reviews
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JEANNIE O. (Piara Waters, AU)
Bloody love this!

Never snorkelled in my life. Petrified of putting my head under water. But now my neck is bad - if I don't alter the way I swim - then no more swimming for me. This has opened 'a whole new world' - (haha -that songs stuck in your head now) - to me. I'm just using my ninja gear in my gym outdoor pool atm. My legs are getting so strong - and my lungs too - as I'm doing some great breathing. I have huge surgery coming up soon - and i believe this is allowing me to get to a great level of fitness - in preparation. Honestly - i can't go on enough about this product enough. My friend bought a cheaper version. She's given it away already... say no more 🤿🤿🤿

Electra - Full Face Snorkel Mask
Bolang C. (Perth, AU)
Great design

This is the best snorkel mask I’ve ever had. Very comfortable on face, easy to breathe. I am not a good swimmer, it makes me feel safe and enjoy snorkelling without distraction. Thank you ninjiashark.

Best snorkel ever!!

Got one of these for me and my 7 year old daughter for Xmas. We’ve used them twice already and love them!! So much easier to breathe, can see so much and just makes the whole snorkelling experience better! Would highly recommend!

Clear as day

Clear to see and easy to breathe,
Whole family loves the NinjaShark Snorkel mask.

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Robyn H. (Adelaide, AU)

The best snorkel and mask combination. No going back now! I could snorkel for over an hour easily. So glad I made this purchase

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Mermaid M. (Townsville, AU)

While travelling in Timor leste l met a fellow snorkeller. We snorkelled for 10 days together the food was shit but the water was stunning. The friend was using Ninja Shark fins and mask mine were steaming up, letting in water and heavy. On arriving back in Australia l ordered straight away.
I was a little bit anxious on receiving my order as the mask was quite different to my old one and the fins were short and adjustable ( l wanted them to be my size ! ) well to my luck the weather was beautiful ( yes mid winter in Mackay ) and perfect for boating so off we scooted to Cockermouth ( don't laugh it's a real place ) jumping in and WOW I'm now a mermaid 🧜‍♀️ the mask and fins felt like part of me. I actually cried as not only was the equipment allowing me to explore as l wanted but the reef was STUNNING. So lm indepted to Ninja Shark for making me the mermaid l always aspired to be 🧜‍♀️

Took it to Tahiti

I wasn’t quite sure about getting a full face mask but bought mine (Electra package) before a trip to Tahiti which we got home from yesterday - absolutely LOVED it!!! I’ll be getting one for my wife before our next trip to a similar destination. BTW I make LOTS of crazy videos with lots of toys.

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Life changing

I do love my full face snorkel.. the freedom of nose breathing under the water.. the meditative and relaxative effect of this snorkeling is unexpected and great. Fits so well.. comfy to wear for long time.. highly recommend

(DRAFT) Diving Dry Snorkel Set with GoPro mount
jomm11 (Brisbane, AU)
Super quality & fit

So happy we got Ninja shark, perfect for Great barrier reef snorkel day.
Flippers, mask, dry wallet, carry bag (good quality bag), anti fog spray, happy days.

Ninja Shark Kids Mask

We recently brought the Ninja Shark Kids 3-11 Mask + Fins + Bag package for our 7 year old who absolutely loves it! Will be buying three more for the rest of the family. 😊

Even better than expected!

I saw the kids full face snorkel masks online, and thought they looked pretty cool. I ordered two for Christmas, for my 3 and 6 year olds. Wow, did they have a great time with them!

I wasn't sure how the 3 year old would go with it, but he was comfortable in it almost immediately, and spent hours swimming around and seeing a whole new world of underwater scenery.

They were easy to fit, zero issues with them staying on. No leaks or fog.

They can't wait to get back to the water!

Highly recommend this product :)

Electra - Full Face Snorkel Mask
Nick J. (Brisbane, AU)
mask swimming

The mask did exactly what was stated. I was very happy and will get another mask for my daughter.

Electra - Full Face Snorkel Mask
Sheara R. (Perth, AU)
Great way to swim

I have NEVER been able to snorkel but love swimming. These full face snorkels are an absolute game changer in my life. Now I try to swim around 5 kms a week in the local pool. The Ninja mask makes it easy to do laps. I’ve been using the Ninja Shark for a quite few years and find the new Electra the best full face mask ever. No leaks, no fog and really easy to use and great quality. I’ve noticed my regular chats with other swimmers at the pool have encouraged many of them to purchase one of their own. I’ve given my older models to my grandkids and they love them too.


I got one for the 3 year old and one for the 5 year old, I thought maybe the 3 year old would get the hang of it eventually but they both loved it and mastered it pretty quickly. We’ve only used in the swimming pool, excited to go snorkeling in the ocean soon. Great product.

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Sarah B. (Surfers Paradise, AU)
Love it!

Amazing product ! Have the electra package, kids love it. So easy to use. Highly recommend

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Jennifer M. (Brisbane, AU)
Love it

Bought these for myself and my husband after getting the full face masks for the kids, and they were so good we’re getting them for the rest of the extended family for Xmas. The fact u can dive down and not get water down ur snorkel is a brilliant bonus! Makes our family holidays much easier and better without snorkel dramas!

This made our holiday

The product itself was amazing, but the service we received allowed us to get our 2 sets of masks for our cruise. We took them with us and used them multiple times for snorkelling on our cruise to Nouméa and New Caledonia. It was amazing snorkelling and being able to breathe easily, and the fins were the most comfortable I've ever used. I've got size 13 feet, and not only were they completely adjustable, but they were THE most comfortable fins ever invented. A massive shoutout to Colleen Zamora from your support staff who helped me out and made it possible to take our gear on holidays! Thanks Colleen!
The photo is us snorkelling off Amadee Island looking for turtles!

My kids love them

I’ve got three of these masks for my younger kids, however the oldest wants one too as the young ones rave about how good the are.

Summer Family Fun

Our Ninja masks have made snorkelling as a whole family very easy and enjoyable. The kids (and parents) find them super easy to use and have allowed us as a family of five to snorkel for longer than we ever could using traditional snorkel gear. I would highly recommend these masks.

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Geri D. (Sydney, AU)
Lifetime warranty

Glad I have but haven’t needed to use .. yet

Great Mask

Love this mask. Kids find it so much easier snorkelling with the Ninja Shark. The snorkel mask is super clear and doesn’t fog up. The adjustable straps are great and easy to loosen and tighten. Very happy that we made the decision to get these for the kids.

A must for snorkelers!

Recently purchased the Equaliser Pro Mask, Finns and bag. 🤿 🐠🐡🐟🦈 Had an amazing time snorkeling off Fitzroy Island, the Pro mask allowed me to explore for over 7 hours. Higly recommend! Planning must next snorkeling trip! 🤿💦🌴☀️


we used our new masks over the weekend. they were amazing, my daughter barely had her head out of the water all day.

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Lina J. (Gold Coast, AU)
life warranty

This is great! More stores should do it!

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Olivia (Perth, AU)
Fantastic snorkel!

Our 5 year old has never snorkelled. Put it on and was snorkelling no problem straight away! Easy for him to put on and off by himself. We bought the full package with flippers (also amazing and he can put them on by himself) and the two wet bags. The foldable snorkel is so handy for storing while we are travelling. And the lifetime warranty gives us great comfort that we can use it for future trips! We are so impressed with this product I’m going to get mum and dad one too!