The reefs and waters surrounding Orpheus Island National Park are protected within the Great Barrier Reef Coast Marine Park and Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.
The fringing reef surrounding Orpheus and the neighbouring islands offers some of the region’s most diverse marine wonderlands. Orpheus’ local dive sites are home to 1,100 of the 1,500 species of fish on the reef, 340 of the 359 varieties of hard corals and some of the region’s largest collections of soft corals.
The deeper, outer reefs are approximately 75 mins from the lodge by boat and are accessible by private charter. In this natural aquarium, dive and snorkel amongst a myriad of reef habitats and, if you’re lucky, alongside green turtles, manta rays, bull rays and reef sharks.