2 professionals from Atlanta plan OZ trip - fit snorkelers/hikers. Our #1 Bucket List item is spend several days (not live-aboard!) snorkeling GBR. Seek suggestions for best mid-range Whitsunday islands place to stay w/ easy access to dive boats (vs huge ships loaded with newbies and kids!) for daily trips to reefs for free-diving. We'll arrive from USA through Brisbane. We enjoy our comforts (soft beds?) but do not require a resort, fancy food, spa treatments, night life, loud music. Our goal is lay back, stay steeped in nature, vs man-made environments. Highly seasoned Caribbean travelers (and Florida native), we are happy to provide detailed info for those who may be planning a trip in the eastern or western Caribbean. Many Thanks!