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Address: 85 Lake St | 2nd Floor Main Street Arcade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 7 4031 7794
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18:30 - 20:30
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Tue - Sat 18:30 - 20:30
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Reef Teach is the only dedicated Great Barrier Reef education company. It...

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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A must do before diving or snorkeling

This is a must do before diving or snorkeling the great barrier reef. The knowledge insight and humor provided by the teachers was invaluable to me before I went snorkeling. I... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
twb311
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Kansas City, Missouri
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Kansas City, Missouri
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a must do before diving or snorkeling the great barrier reef. The knowledge insight and humor provided by the teachers was invaluable to me before I went snorkeling. I felt so much more knowledgeable about what I saw in fact I felt like a semi expert compared to the tourists who had not done reef teach. Thanks for... More 

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Reefteach, Owner at Reef Teach, responded to this review

Dear twb311 Thank you for your kind words. It is very fulfilling to know we made such a positive difference to your Great Barrier Reef trip. Plus we really appreciate you saying we provided excellent service. We all have other jobs and this is a really passion for all the Reef Teach team. It makes the long days all worth... More 

Sydney, Australia
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99 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Look, this was ok. I wasn't overwhelmed, I wasn't underwhelmed. I was just... whelmed. Interesting enough, probably caters more to beginners, kids or overseas visitors than those who have dived the reef a lot. The presenter was enthusiastic and funny at times but missed some important points we thought would have been covered. I would have told people not to... More 

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Reefteach, Owner at Reef Teach, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are happy that you enjoyed the program overall and that you found the speaker to be enthusiastic and funny. We do pride ourselves on delivering a massive topic to a very wide audience in a fun and informative manner in a relatively short time frame. We would be happy if you had more questions... More 

Albuquerque, New Mexico
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27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I wanted to prep my family (husband, myself, and 2 sons 9 & 12 before we went out on the GBR. This reef educational presentation was AMAZING: very educational for the average person and very funny!! Garth had my 9 and 12 yr olds laughing and learning (not easy to do with boys that age)!! Most of our family are... More 

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Reefteach, Owner at Reef Teach, responded to this review

Thank your so much for writing this review. Your boys were great. Loved the fact that when I ask if anyone has a weird relative they both pointed at each other without hesitation. It is very fulfilling to know i made such a positive difference to your trip. Many thanks Gareth More 

Valparaiso, Indiana
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15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went to a class before I did a 2 day, 1 night scuba diving liveaboard. We had a small group, only 9 people, so the class ended up being about 3 hours because we were able to ask so many questions and get into a discussion. Unfortunately I can't remember the marine biologist's name, but he was hilarious and... More 

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Reefteach, Owner at Reef Teach, responded to this review

Dear Alyssa. It was probably myself (Gareth). I am the most talkative in the team. In fact I often get teased for it. But I do love the questions and this leads me into other areas of the Reef information. I am so please that I made such a positive impact on your Great Barrier Reef trip. remember you can... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to Reef Teach before snorkelling and diving in the reef. We absolutely recommend anyone going out on the reef should do the same. Prior to attending this talk, we knew pretty much nothing about marine biology. Gareth was a treasure trove of accessible information about the reef and how to identify and understand what you're looking at when... More 

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Reefteach, Owner at Reef Teach, responded to this review

Dear Vee Thank you for this fantastic review. I love your comment about me resembling Adam Sandler. Maybe soon I'll have his bank balance! ;). It was a great evening we did have such a great discussion. I loved all the questions. Thank you again for this review. Gareth More 

Berlin, Germany
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to reef teach a day before going to dive at the great barrier reef. The presentation was great fun and deeply enhanced or understanding of what we saw while diving in the days to come! You don't want to miss it, makes the diving a lot more fun, if you suddenly know what a Pseudobiceros hancockanus is and... More 

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Reefteach, Owner at Reef Teach, responded to this review

Fantastic you remember the Pseudobiceros hancockanus. They are great animals. sadly most people miss them. We are so happy we could be part of your Reef trip. Thank you so much for writing this review. Gareth More 

Level Contributor
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

It was recommended by our dive company that we went along before 4 days on the liveaboard for our open & advanced PADI. It was absolutely fantastic! Learnt so much in 2 hours and enhanced our diving experience, knowing what to look for, where to look for it and being more conscientious. Spotted far more turtles, fish (that we actually... More 

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Reefteach, Owner at Reef Teach, responded to this review

Great review. Thank you so much. It really makes our long days worth it when we hear that we have made such a positive impact on your Reef experience. The reef is an amazing place, it is hard not to love it and laugh about it. Thank you again Gareth More 

Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Two-hour talk by an enthusiastic marine biologist, definitely to be done before going to the Reef as it gives you enough background on the things you will be looking at so that you feel you can recognise pretty much anything you see. Highly recommended to anyone snorkelling or diving on the reef.

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Reefteach, Owner at Reef Teach, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. The Reef Teach team does really appreciate these reviews. Thank you for say that you think everyone should attend our show. Many thanks Gareth More 

Montreal, Canada
Level Contributor
31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Good introduction to the GBR. Overview of the reef environment and ecology. 2 hours long but lively presentation. It was perfect before boarding a 3 day live aboard. But, probably too long for young kids. The extent of the knowledge of the presenter was limited too the content of the presentation but still interesting.

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Thank Rogerrlacasse67
Reefteach, Owner at Reef Teach, responded to this review

Dear Rogerrlacasse67 thanks for writing this review. Positive reviews like this do help us get our name out there as a very small business. Many thanks Gareth More 

Kuala Lumpur
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Gerald Philips obviously knows his stuff inside out. His presentation was really helpful to let me understand what to expect before I left for my 3 days' boat trip to the Reef. Awesome, worth every single cent.

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Reefteach, Owner at Reef Teach, responded to this review

Deat Chua L, really appreciate this review. In was great meeting and chatting to the two of you, and I will take take you up on your offer. If I am ever your way I will look you guys up. Many thanks Gareth More 

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