Jorgensen Patch has some of the best colourful coral to see in the Great Barrier Reef.

Jorgensen Patch is north east of Cairns and is close to Hastings Reef and Michaelmas Reef in the Great Barrier Reef. Jorgensen Patch can be harder to visit as the weather needs to be perfect for divers and snorkellers to go swimming.

Snorkelling and diving

Diving at Jorgensen Patch is the best way to explore the area. There are walls, caves, overhangs, and gullies to discover. You can also not go as deep into the water and snorkel instead.

If you’re not keen on getting wet, there are glass bottom boats or semi submarines available. These boats still allow you to see underwater and view the reef species and the colourful coral.

Spot the different marine life

Jorgensen Patch is filled with a variety of marine life to spot as you’re snorkelling or diving. As you’re exploring you could be lucky enough to see white tip sharks and all different colourful fish.

At the sandy bottom, you might spot some blue spotted rays and giant clams that are hard to miss!

Jorgensen Patch Map