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Australia & the Great Barrier Reef
The Adventure of a Lifetime!

Diving in Australia Certainly, the Great Barrier Reef of Australia is the most desired dive destination for most divers.

You can enjoy the most popular dive trips on the "Great Barrier Reef" include a "Coral Sea" live-aboard dive trip, the "Cod Hole" live-aboard dive trip the Yongola Wreck. You can enjoy great sightseeing, white rafting and more.

Remember, we can book a trip for you any time.

The Great Barrier Reef has an almost magical place in the minds of divers. Its 1,200 miles of coral atolls and islands are home to some of the world’s most renowned diving areas such as the Ribbon Reefs, Osprey Reef and the Coral Sea. The more remote areas can only be reached by live-aboard but there are plenty of sites for land-based divers to explore by day and return to the comfort of their hotels by happy hour. Experience the country’s unique nature and culture by visiting the aboriginal parks, outback camps and the spectacular coastal regions of Daintree National Park and Cape Tribulation.

One of the most impressive ways to see the Great Barrier Reef is by helicopter or seaplane. Air tours can include deserted island picnics and a drop-off at the Kuranda’s World Heritage Rainforest with a return to Cairns via the Kuranda Scenic Railway.
Water Temp: 78-83°F
Visibility: 75-90 feet
Wetsuit: 3mm - 5mm
Best Time to Travel;
Favorite Dive Sites:
SS Yongala
Great Barrier Reef
Coral Sea
Code Hole
Osprey Reef
Pixie Pinnacle
Topside Attractions:
Hot Air Ballooning in Cairns
Daintree National Park
Kuranda Scenic Railway, Cairns
Tjapukai Aboriginal Park
Undara Lava Lodge, Queensland
Diving in Australia Great Barrier Reef Scuba Diving Australia is known for its unusual animals, rich marine life, fascinating culture and very distinctive accents. One part of Australia's marine heritage stands out above all others; the Great Barrier Reef and here is the best place to find your choice of Australian Liveaboards. Rated as Australia's, and one of the world's, top dive destinations, the Great Barrier Reef should be at the top of any true dive enthusiasts' must-do list of places to visit.

The Great Barrier Reef, stretching over 1,250 miles from Lizard Island in the north down to Great Palm Island in the south is the world's largest coral reef system and the only structure visible from space.

The main attractions being the dizzying array of marine life it supports, many of which are believed to be native to the Great Barrier Reef.

It's the breeding ground for 6 species of turtle, attracted by varied menu of seagrass. The olive ridley, hawksbill, leather back, green, flatback and loggerhead turtle are all frequently spotted at various sites on the reef.

The reef is also a veritable playground for dolphins, whales and porpoises, including humpback whales, minke whales and Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins. Around 30 species have been recorded on the Great Barrier Reef.

125 recorded species of shark, stingray or chimera lurk about the reef or on the sandy bottoms.

More than 400 species of soft and hard coral smother the region. An annual mass spawning takes place when the corals of the inner reefs spawn in the week after the October full moon and the outer reefs do the same in November and December.

Molluscs, giant clams, nudibranchs, cone snails, pipefish and seahorses, all have multiple species hidden amongst the coral's nooks and crannies, providing colour and life to a reef too expansive for to ever explore in its entirety in one lifetime. The corals of the Great Barrier Reef have over 1,500 species of fish, including clownfish, red-throat emperor, red bass, several species of snapper and coral trout, lionfish, stonefish and many more.

Great Barrier Reef liveaboards are the best way to make the most of your diving trip to Australia.

Minke Whale season around the Great Barrier Reef is usually from June to August and is the ideal time to spot and interact with these gentle giants.