Take part in a 3 km challenge around a 1 km course set over Moore Reef, 50 kms off the coast of Cairns, and take the time to simply cruise over the reef.
The Great Barrier Reef is designated one of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World and these swims are a unique opportunity to enjoy this phenomenon of a race above beautiful coral, sea life and the crystal clear near-transcendental aqua blue ocean.
Your day out will include all the opportunities to snorkel and scuba, but as a venue for a race – you will never forget it.
Included in your swim package:
A full day out on the Great Barrier Reef, Social functions and other events and benefits
Pre- Race briefing
Race course marked out by buoys and a truly spectacular venue
The most gorgeous ocean swim you will ever take part in
A chance at seeing Nemo and a 100% likelihood of seeing beautiful marine life, coral and blue, blue ocean
Warm-up and the most beautiful swim down opportunities you will ever experience
Underwater and above water photography, drone coverage and videos for all competitors
Merchandise package including Race Swim Cap, Participation Medal, Equipment Bag, Baseball Cap
Access to an ocean swim clinic with an Australian Olympic Coach (limited space)
Evening social functions, with guest speaker/Q&A from the swimming world, including our event ambassador, triple Olympic gold medalist, Leisel Jones OAM
This swim is spectacular – skirting the edges of a section of the barrier reef and offering prime viewing as you race.
The 3 km race will start first, separated into age groupings if necessary.
Timing is monitored by Masters Swimming Queensland, and all times and placings will be recorded.
Swim The Reef
If you simply want to enjoy swimming over the Great Barrier Reef, with no time or real racing pressure, this is the one for you. Regular rules are thrown out of the window – wear fins, snorkels, paddles, whatever you choose. Swim 1 km around a course you will die for, and take your time!
This swim is spectacular – skirting the edges of this section of the barrier reef and offering prime viewing as you race.
While You're There
A Full Day out on the Great Barrier Reef from Quicksilver:
Return boat trip to the reef – approximately 1.5 hours in each direction across the stunning Barrier Reef waters. Departing Cairns Marina at approximately 8.30 am
Morning and afternoon tea on board
Reef presentation by a marine biologist
Hot and cold tropical smorgasbord lunch
All snorkelling equipment provided
Stinger/Lycra Suits provided if desired
Qualified lifeguard supervision throughout the swims and stay on the reef