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How safe is snorkeling the GBR and the Ningaloo Reef in Nov

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1. Posted by jeanie99 (Full Member 155 posts) 2y

My husband and I will be spending 6 weeks in Australia as part of our rtw trip.

Our main interest is snorkeling, we will stay in the Port Douglas/Cairns area for 1 week and 5 weeks traveling from Perth to exmouth for 5 weeks.

My main concern is how safe is the snorkeling with regard to box jellyfish etc and would stinger suits provide total protection.

Would appreciate advice from members who have traveled and snorkeled in these areas.

Many thanks.

2. Posted by taceyong (Budding Member 2 posts) 2y

You'll be fine.

I snorkeled GBR end of June with Quiksilver and had no issues. In fact the thought didn't even cross my mind.

If you are still very concerned call the snorkeling companies, they'll know for certain.

Have fun! Snorkeling GBR is truly an incredible experience.

3. Posted by Alain13 (Respected Member 101 posts) 2y

The jellyfish season in Queensland is supposed to be from October to May.
I snorkelled in August 2005 on Great Barrier without any problem (and without protection).
I don't know about Western Australia, note sure there are box jellyfish there.