The Great Barrier Reef is a natural spectacle and one not to miss

Great Barrier Reef Australia the largest living thing on Earth.

Explore more than 2900 individual reefs and 900 islands.

As the most extensive reef system globally, and the only reef system visible from space, hosts a diversity of marine life and hard and soft corals, offering an underwater paradise for scuba divers and snorkelers.

The Great Barrier Reef in Australia is more than 18 million years old, offering a historical and magnificent experience for anyone scuba diving into the tropical waters.

Home to some of the highest marine life density in the world, offering more marine life in some of the reefs than the entire Caribbean Ocean!

This reef is home to more than 450 types of vibrant hard and soft corals with 1600 types of fish and 4000 molluscs.

Six different sea turtles, 25 species of whales and dolphins, and six giant sea clams call the Great Barrier Reef home.

The expansive ecosystem is also home to 125 types of shark, 10,000 types of sponge and 22 species of sea life.

 

Visiting

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is among t most highly sought diving destinations globally, and for a good reason.

You won’t find coral, marine life or water conditions quite like it anywhere else on the planet.

With perfect reef conditions year-round and a high number of seasonal marine life visitors passing through.,

Many reef sites explore, from shallow sites perfect for snorkeling and introductory diving.  Deep dives, underwater caverns, and swim-throughs are all bonuses when scuba diving.

Where ever you choose to visit the Great Barrier Reef, you get up close to the best marine life in the world.

With ample opportunities to explore,  find underwater walls, caverns, bommies, shipwrecks, all boasting spectacular marine life.

Protecting the Reef

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is truly one of the World’s greatest treasures.  We must do whatever it takes to preserve it for our children’s children.  What can we all do to help?

  • The coral reef is a living thing, so please do not stand or kick the reef.
  • Use reef-friendly sunscreen.
  • No Touching – some fish and coral are poisonous.
  • Secure your items, so they don’t end up as junk on the reef.
  • Take only photos and leave with good memories.

Great Barrier Reef Fun Facts

Christmas Tree worms can be in a variety of colours red, blue, purple or green.

The worms often have eyespots located in the branchial crown that are sensitive to light.

When a shadow passes overhead, the worm reacts rapidly, sealing the tube with a calcareous plug.