Great Barrier Reef - Australia

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Diving the Great Barrier Reef - Australia

Known as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the world the Great Barrier Reef is the world's largest coral reef system made up of 2900 individual reefs and 900 islands. Located in the Coral Sea off the coast of Queensland, Australia, this World Heritage Site is one of the best diving destinations in the world and a dive trip there will definitely be one of a lifetime.

The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, a protected environment, boasts warm tropical waters and is overflowing with diverse marine life. Because of its moderate depths, calm waters and great visibility it is the perfect dive location for both novice and advanced divers.

The reef stretches 2300km along the East coast of Queensland from Papua New Guinea down to the Tropic of Capricorn. It's not small by any means so its important to plan your trip ahead of time as there are a lot of dive sites to choose from! Diving is great all year around but the summer months are also the warmest waters which are from December to March. Visibility can get up to 30m and even 45m on the outer reefs!

Some of the best and most famous diving spots that should not be missed are: The Cod Hole and Ribbon Reefs, Osprey Reef (where you can do shark feeding) The Whitsunday Islands (in the southern part of the Barrier Reef) and one of the BEST wreck dives in the world the SS.Yongala which has been listed as a World Heritage Site. Look out for the giant Queensland Grouper which can grow up to 2.7m long! Green Island, close to Cairns, and Lady Musgrave Reef, more to the south, are also famous for their turtle populations.

Several continental and coral cay islands are now resorts including the pristine Lady Elliot Island and Hayman Island, meanings divers can stay within steps of these fabulous dive sites. There are a wide variety of boat tours and cruises offered for diving including day trips, liveaboards (ranging from 2 up to 10 days out at sea!), glass bottom boats and helicopter flights which are also popular.

Lets not forget about those family members that do not dive! The reefs are easily accessible for snorkelers, jumping straight off the beach or a short boat ride off shore with a guide. The reefs are exquisite and from the surface you will be mesmerized watching stingrays, turtles and parrot fish glide by underneath you.

Diving the Great Barrier Reef - Australia

Known as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the world the Great Barrier Reef is the world's largest coral reef system made up of 2900 individual reefs and 900 islands. Located in the Coral Sea off the coast of Queensland, Australia, this World Heritage Site is one of the best diving destinations in the world and a dive trip there will definitely be one of a lifetime.

The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, a protected environment, boasts warm tropical waters and is overflowing with diverse marine life. Because of its moderate depths, calm waters and great visibility it is the perfect dive location for both novice and advanced divers.

The reef stretches 2300km along the East coast of Queensland from Papua New Guinea down to the Tropic of Capricorn. It's not small by any means so its important to plan your trip ahead of time as there are a lot of dive sites to choose from! Diving is great all year around but the summer months are also the warmest waters which are from December to March. Visibility can get up to 30m and even 45m on the outer reefs!

Some of the best and most famous diving spots that should not be missed are: The Cod Hole and Ribbon Reefs, Osprey Reef (where you can do shark feeding) The Whitsunday Islands (in the southern part of the Barrier Reef) and one of the BEST wreck dives in the world the SS.Yongala which has been listed as a World Heritage Site. Look out for the giant Queensland Grouper which can grow up to 2.7m long! Green Island, close to Cairns, and Lady Musgrave Reef, more to the south, are also famous for their turtle populations.

Several continental and coral cay islands are now resorts including the pristine Lady Elliot Island and Hayman Island, meanings divers can stay within steps of these fabulous dive sites. There are a wide variety of boat tours and cruises offered for diving including day trips, liveaboards (ranging from 2 up to 10 days out at sea!), glass bottom boats and helicopter flights which are also popular.

Lets not forget about those family members that do not dive! The reefs are easily accessible for snorkelers, jumping straight off the beach or a short boat ride off shore with a guide. The reefs are exquisite and from the surface you will be mesmerized watching stingrays, turtles and parrot fish glide by underneath you.

Diving the Great Barrier Reef - Australia

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Best time to dive : Year round! Though the hot and dry months are november through april
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