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Reef Teach

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85 Lake St | 2nd Floor Main Street Arcade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4031 7794
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The most important pre-dive preparation

Forget packing your sunglasses or dive-gear, this is easily the most important thing to do before... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
London, United Kingdom
Amazing talk!

This is literally the best thing you could do before going out on the GBR. Rather than just... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Perth, Australia
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Reef Teach is the only dedicated Great Barrier Reef education company. It primary role is performing information shows about the Great Barrier Reef. These shows are design to enhance and compliment tourists Great Barrier Reef trips. Reef Teach's highly qualified and experienced marine biologists take their customers on a tour of the Great Barrier Reef. With the use of hundreds of high quality images, videos and real marine specimens. The marine biologists introduce everyone to the diversity of animals they can actually see, from individuals as small as a pins head right up to those individuals as big as dolphins and whales. Plus their will give their guests the helpful hints on where to find these beautiful animals. While sharing all this knowledge their they will be telling you the animals own personal stories.msomemof these stories will amaze you. Thought these three main goals, 1) introducing one to the diversity of live one can see, 2) the helpful hints on where to find these beautiful animals and 3) the animals personal stories, tourist will see more and enjoy they reef trip even further. "with learning comes appreciation..."
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Hours Today: 18:30 - 20:30
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
85 Lake St | 2nd Floor Main Street Arcade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4031 7794

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Forget packing your sunglasses or dive-gear, this is easily the most important thing to do before heading out into the Reef. An extremely informative talk on all aspects of the Reef and it's wildlife given by a charismatic marine biologist. I really found I appreciated...More

Thank amberclad
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is literally the best thing you could do before going out on the GBR. Rather than just aimlessly swimming around looking at things, Gareth gives you the knowledge to actually know what you are looking at! His passion is fantastic, he really cares about...More

Thank sox_y_z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I heard about Reef Teach Cairns at my dive shop the night before I was leaving for a 3-day live aboard. I considered myself pretty knowledgeable about the reef, but I was AMAZED at how much I learned at Reef Teach! Abby was our presenter...More

Thank Alexis M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Gareth is an amazingly smart and well spoken Marine Biologist that not only will teach you many things about the ecology of the Reef, but also make you bust a gut laughing. It’s a 2hr lesson but we ended up staying for 3hr. Gareth is...More

Thank Jen R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So glad we did this before our snorkel to the Great Barrier Reef! We learned all about the types of coral and fish we would possibly see...and then we were able to identify what we saw while snorkeling! Understanding what we were looking at made...More

Thank GoodTimesAreHere
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hubby and I are both open water divers but we usually dive in Mexico so took this class to gain knowledge about GBR prior to our live-aboard trip. The class did not disappoint and in fact, exceeded our expectations. We got a great crash course...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Reef teach will easily magnify your experience of the reef and Gareth is good value as stand-alone entertainment .

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Gareth, the owner and PhD marine biologist, is not only informative and funny, he’s passionate about the Reef and it’s creatures. Finally, finally, after 3 trips to the GBR from the USA, I have learned some facts. I am so grateful for this labor of...More

Thank triharder9990
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The very knowledgeable and entertaining Gareth held me the most amazing and educational lecture about the GBR, its condition and future. Me and my partner absolutely loved it and would recommend it to everyone!

Thank Rosanna P
Reviewed 5 October 2017

We attended Reef Teach before snorkeling and found it very helpful for us to identify the coral, fish and other life in the water. The "teacher" kept our attention for the full 2 hours, and the slides and "show and tell" handouts are very interesting....More

Thank RickyBobbie
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Mike M
9 April 2015|
Response from Reefteach | Property representative |
Thank you for your question. Reef Teach offers talks about the Marine Life on the Great Barrier Reef but not actually lessons on how to snorkel. However, our staff can give helpful hints during the evening. The show is a... More