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Reef Keeper

Reef Keeper Great Barrier Reef

Learn to better understand food webs and connectivity, how to tell the difference between a dead reef and healthy reef (like ours!), as well as the impacts of climate change and other threats to this incredible ecosystem. As a Reef Keeper, you will receive training in both theoretical and practical reef citizen science monitoring methods, as well as how to communicate reef health messages with the community.

We are looking for people with a passion for the Great Barrier Reef and a desire to learn and make a difference. Reef Keepers are committed, enthusiastic, proactive and passionate about reef health and sharing their learnings and experiences with their families and community.

If you haven’t been out to the reef already, book a tour here.

We recommend you experience our “Be a Marine Biologist for a Day” program before making the commitment to becoming a Reef Keeper!

Apply now to become a Lady Musgrave Experience Reef Keeper! If you are under 18 and would like to become a Junior Reef Keeper, please send an expression of interest to marinebio@ladymusgraveexperience.com.au. We will contact you when applications open for the junior program! Here’s what some of our Reef Keepers shared about their experience:

“Undertaking the reef keeper training and reef surveys provided a rich and wonderful experience shared with my daughter Lani who thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to experience, first-hand, science in action. She was elected Reef Guardian representative in her primary school and, with her team, initiated activities to build awareness about the value and need to respect this unique feature. My relief teaching position offered many opportunities to reflect with students (ranging from Prep to Year 6 and from various schools) about the beauty and value of the Great Barrier Reef and our responsibility, as Australian and global citizens, to safeguard it.

The Year 6 geography assessment was about the Great Barrier Reef and we invited an experienced Reef Guardian to explain her work and the technique and network used to record coral health. ” Danielle Florens, Reef Keeper “While a long time reef and diving enthusiast the reef has always been part of my life . However the Reef Keeper program gave me tools to meaningfully connect both my students and my family in a deeper way to the reef. As such my son had his first visit to the reef.

I also organised an experience where my year 11 biology students viewed turtle nesting and helped move doomed turtle nests at Mon Repos. My homegroup class is also constructing a turtle out of sea garbage. By doing these activities family and students have found a deeper respect for the reef and the environment.

Kate Nunn, Reef Keeper


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Customer Testimonials

Bowbow Lin
Bowbow Lin
2021-03-20
It was fun!!! Nice and clean boat, delicious lunch, friendly and professional staffs, saw a few turtles , But unfortunately experience scuba dive tour fulled booked , need to mention earlier once you got on the boat.
Riccardo DRABSCH
Riccardo DRABSCH
2021-03-17
Had a great day with Madi, Lea and Ash, we will be back to do this again
Nicholas Newsome
Nicholas Newsome
2021-03-14
Amazing tour and experience. Staff were helpful and very knowledgeable. Reef was absolutely amazing and would recommend this experience for anyone.
Selena Rollason
Selena Rollason
2021-03-13
Loved our day on the reef. Lots of turtles and fish!
Lynette Cartwright
Lynette Cartwright
2021-03-12
Had a great day. Perfect weather and very informative walk around the island. Best snorkling i have done in a l long time.
Kevin Jones
Kevin Jones
2021-03-05
Very well organised tour, snorkelling and lunch. Thoroughly recommend motion sickness pills before trip.
Nathan
Nathan
2021-03-01
Top tips - the departure point and parking is 100m past where google takes you. Marina toilets are closed before departure but the ship facilities are better than a plane. On the way out sit in the back right, back left when returning, as it is smoother and shadier. Overall had a great day, can recommend.
Denice Rainbow
Denice Rainbow
2021-02-28
Highly recommended, from our first enquiry the staff could not have been more helpful. Our whole experience has been amazing. Take the motion sickness tabs as directed. Experience has been well worth the price. Thanks team
Ken Scott
Ken Scott
2021-02-26
Liz Hitchcock
Liz Hitchcock
2021-02-22
The best experience ever. Will reccomend it to everyone I know. I would go again tomorrow if I could!! Great crew . Great boat.

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