Certified Diving on the Great Barrier Reef

Certified Diving on the Great Barrier Reef

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 03/02/2018

Reading time: 3 mins

As one of the most impressive natural wonders in the world, the Great Barrier Reef is a must visit for certified divers. Get below the water’s surface and discover some of the unique marine life that lives beneath.

The World Heritage Site spans around 2,300km along the eastern coastline of Australia. It is the largest living thing on earth – so large, in fact, that you can see it from space.
Notable for its eclectic ecosystem that provides a home for numerous different kinds of sea creatures and coral. The area boasts thousands of separate reefs, all of which have their own unique characteristics for divers to explore.

Certified divers can easily get up close and personal with the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef, which for many is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Certified Diving in the Great Barrier Reef

Diving in the Great Barrier Reef is ideal for divers of all abilities – from those on their first to experienced pros. However certified divers have the chance to explore further and deeper than most.

Because it boasts such a diverse ecosystem, the Great Barrier Reef is home to thousands of different dive sites. Ranging from calm spots that are protected by paradise islands, to deeper, more wild sites. These sites on the outer reef are perfect for the experienced diver.

In between, there are hundreds of other spots filled to the brim with vibrant fish and exciting marine life.

All dive sites that can be visited by certified divers are reachable by boat. Before you hit the water, you’ll be given an overview of the area and a recap on safety measures. Finally, you’ll get a list of what you can expect to see once you dip below the surface.

Though there are plenty of different ways you can experience the Great Barrier Reef, if you’re a certified diver you must get out there. Head to the more remote reefs and discover the weird and wonderful wildlife that lives here. This is the perfect way to immerse yourself in this ecological dream.

While there, look out for a range of colourful marine life, including dolphins, sharks, giant turtles, and a whole host of vibrant fish species both big and small.

The Great Barrier Reef is definitely one of the most incredible landmarks in Australia – and the world – so, as a certified diver, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to experience every little thing it has to offer.

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Cameron Ward
Cameron Ward
Managing Director at Sightseeing Tours Australia

Cameron Ward turned his travel passion into a thriving Australian tourism business. Before he co-founded his own business, Sightseeing Tours Australia, he was enjoying being a Melbourne tour guide. Even now, Cameron delights in helping visitors from all around the world get the most out of their incredible Australian trip. You’ll see Cameron leading tours or writing about his favourite Australian places where he shares his local insights.