Master Reef Guides will strive to be world leading coral reef guides and interpreters sharing the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area through engaging stories and memorable experiences.
These reef ambassadors can provide up-to-date information on the Reef, share stories of the magical World Heritage Area, and explain what you can do to make a difference.
The Master Reef Guide program is delivered by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, Association of Marine Park Tourism Operators and Tourism and Events Queensland and is the first of its kind for the Reef.
To reach a Master Reef Guide status, a comprehensive selection and training process is required
The 5th cohort of Master Reef Guide training program saw six (6) new reef guides from the Southern Great Barrier Reef receiving their qualifications.
Mary Porter from Lady Elliot Island Eo Resort
Josh Kinton from Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort
Naoko Okul fromLady Elliot Island Eco Resort
Maddison Drabble from Lady Musgrave Experience
Katie Tuesley from Heron Island
Lyndsay Appleton from Keppel Dive and GKI Watersports & Activities
There are now 82 Master Reef Guides along the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, from as far north as the Ribbon Reefs to as far south as Lady Elliot Island.his