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Please Note: Lizard Island Resort caters to children 10 years old and over.


Experience Scuba Diving at Lizard Island

Diving Options

Lizard Island is a continental island situated 28km from the North Queensland coast and is surrounded by fringing reefs and breathtaking, world renowned dive sites including the Cod Hole - home of the huge, but friendly and curious, Potato Cod. Our dive vessel operates both half and full day excursions to both the inner and outer reef diving sites via private charter. Bookings are essential and subject to weather conditions - your safety means everything to us.

The diversity of the dive locations within the waters surrounding the island ensure that those with all levels of diving experience can explore and experience the crystal clear waters and witness the variety and diversity of coral species and marine life, all of which form part of the heritage listed Great Barrier Reef.

All of our dive sites are under protection of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority.

Our experienced marine team is passionate and educated about the Great Barrier Reef and the diversity and uniqueness of its plant and marine life. The team will provide a thorough briefing and commentary en route to your chosen site and will be on hand to assist with any questions or guidance you may require to ensure your experience is everything you dreamed of.

Information & Reservations

Freecall1800 867 169

Lizard Island Resort

PMB 40, Cairns,
Queensland, 4870 Australia

Relaxed and casually elegant. The Diving and snorkelling was magical. Special call out to Dive instructors Sandra and Liam and Captains Brutus and Harry and Chris. Memorable dining, gorgeous accommodation. The degustation experience on our final night was exceptional. We loved this place and the staff and will be back. Thank you all for rescuing us from the year that was 2020! - Pete & Kim

Our visit was part of a special Penfolds 75 anniversary! We weren't sure what to expect but certainly were not disappointed. All meals were designed to match white and red wines and included a masterclass conducted by Penfolds winemaker Andrew Hales. In between all the wining and dining we had time to take a tinnie out for a picnic and snorkelling. - Truus

The beaches were breathtaking. Not only the most beautiful we've seen anywhere in the world, but we also had them literally to ourselves. It's so remote, and the resort is so small, that you can reliably get your own beach daily. Make sure to check out the turtles! Also, they packed us delicious lunches every day with all the wine we wanted! I can't express how magical Lizard Island is. It's just a completely *other*, next-level place. It is worth any amount of money to go. - Nathan

All staff always had a smile on their faces. Colin was a great person to refresh my Scuba diving skills and was amazing when we went on the Outer Reef Dive always making sure I was okay and showed me some cool stuff. So many of activities to choose from and dining was a good choice - Ethan