Lady Musgrave Experience Intro Video

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 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

Client Testimonials

Great experience

The snorkeling was well organised. My friend from the UK had not snorkeled before but the guide for our swim, took charge and helped magnificently. My friend had an amazing time. Thoroughly recommended for beginners.
Thank you.

Everything we expected.

We heard good things LME and we were not disappointed. Friendly staff welcoming everyone on board and keenly interested in the health of the reef and surrounding areas. Activities matched exactly what was promised, and the highlight of the day was snorkelling around the reef. All of your equipment is supplied, and reasonable hire rates for wet suits. Comfortable boat and an outstanding lunch which include a variety of fresh salads, plus snacks. Put the Lady Musgrave Experience on your “to do” list.

What a Great Day

Super, smashing, great. 2 hour crossing via a superb catamaran, glass bottom boat tour around the lagoon, the only lagoon on the reef. Turtles all over the place. The Island itself, beautiful and unspoilt. Nature at its best. A World Heritage Site. Not much to do apart from being uplifted by the place. Afternoon swimming in the lagoon. Sharks and Turtles all come out to play. (I stayed dry). Nice meal, ham, roast beef, shrimp a plenty, salads a plenty, fresh baked bread. All in all a true 5 star day. Would and will do it all again. The staff are superb, very knowledgeable and happy, eager to please.


Brilliant from start to finish. Island tour was amazing, with Evo freindly tree killing birds( visit to find out)

Turtles a plenty on the glass bottomed boat
Snorkel in a giant fish tank, with sharks and a massive variety of fish,. Don’t worry mosquitoes kill more people than sharks!!!

With a great lunch, super attentive staff and Danny’s jokes the trip is worth every dollar
Special mention to the support given to weaker and less confident swimmers, the staff are out in the water with buoyancy aids. everyone can do it!

Awards & Accreditation

Great Barrier Reef Images