Book a wondrous adventure

An iconic blue water experience, this world first buoyant reef caters for a range of diver capabilities. There are three moorings for permitted commercial dive tour operators.

The operators offer a range of tours from open water divers who can take the plunge to 18 metres to advanced divers who can explore 30 metres to the bottom where the big fish of the ocean dwell.

Gold Coast Dive Adventures

Gold Coast Dive Adventures is a leading offshore dive company and a premier provider of scuba diving adventures - claiming a 100 per cent safety record since inception. The team runs dive adventures seven days a week, aimed at all levels of certified divers. Weekly adventures take you from North Stradbroke Island to 9 Mile Reef and everywhere in between, including GCDA's spectacular shark diving experiences which run through the winter months. There is no better team to introduce you to the unique and extraordinary world's first buoyant Wonder Reef.

Runaway Bay Marina
Open water and above
12 divers max
Pick-ups Palm Beach to Runaway Bay along coastline (AM only)
Double Dive from $165 (ex dive gear)
Night dive from $115 (ex dive gear)

With one public mooring available via booking, independent divers can take the plunge at their own pace. Allow between 30 to 60 minutes to explore this world first buoyant reef.

Independent divers must dive with a buddy and be certified to experience this underwater adventure. By booking the public mooring, divers are obtaining a permit to enter the public dive precinct. Dive in now.

Be prepared

Independent divers must be certified.

Diving buddies are mandatory.

Bring your own vessel and dive gear.

An observer must always remain on the vessel.

Non-divers (observers) are free of charge.

Please be aware the public mooring is located 50 metres from the reef.

Maximum of 10 divers at any one time on the public mooring.


Scuba diving can be inherently dangerous. Accidents can and do happen, which may result in serious bodily injury, death and or property damage. Prior to undertaking any scuba diving you should ensure you are aware of all the risks involved, including those risks associated with any health condition you may have.

Independent dive

(minimum of two divers)

Dive in to experience a new world of wonder.

The way to Wonder Reef


Located 2.5km offshore from Philip Park, The Spit, and a 10-minute boat ride from the Gold Coast Seaway, Wonder Reef is within easy reach of everything the Coast has to offer.
The public mooring is yellow in colour.
The GPS coordinates are: -27.95868, 153.45506

Public boat ramps

The nearest public boat ramps include:

  • The Spit Marine Stadium South – Muriel Henchman Drive
  • The Spit Marine Stadium North – Muriel Henchman Drive
  • Southport Broadwater Parklands (opposite North Street)
  • Main Beach, Proud Park (Waterways Drive)
  • Labrador, Loders Creek
  • Labrador, Harley Park
  • Runaway Bay, Ray Street


Council does not give any representation or warranty of any kind (whether express, implied, statutory or otherwise) arising from or in connection with a person’s entry to and use of the Wonder Reef precinct; and Council shall not be liable, to the extent permitted by law, for any loss or damage whatsoever which is suffered (including but not limited to indirect or consequential loss) or for any personal injury, loss or damage suffered or sustained in connection with a person’s entry to and use of the Wonder Reef precinct. Any entry to and use of the Wonder Reef precinct is at the risk of the entrant or user who accepts all risk, responsibility and liability for any loss, damage, cost or other consequence arising directly or indirectly from such entry or use.