Scuba diving in the Great Barrier Reef

Visiting the Great Barrier Reef? Want to get up close and personal with the mesmerising marine life that characterises the area?

If you are a pro scuba diver, the Great Barrier Reef offers some of the best diving spots in the world. But, even if you’re a total beginner, you can still experience this fascinating natural wonder. In fact, the reef is the perfect place to learn to scuba dive, thanks to its eclectic selection of sea creatures and its amazing array of islands and dive spots.

All along the length of the Great Barrier Reef, there plenty of calm, protected shallow spots perfect for beginners. In these spots, you can get used to your equipment and start exploring what the underwater world has to offer. As you head further into the outer reef, the dive spots get deeper, making them perfect for more experienced divers who are looking for more of a challenge.

You can reach most of the sites by boat, and there are numerous tours that depart from Cairns and other surrounding cities and towns throughout the day.

The best part about scuba diving in the Great Barrier Reef is that you’re never more than one hour away from an incredible diving spot – like Hastings Reef and Breaking Patches.

The Sea Life in the Great Barrier Reef

Aside from it being one of the world’s most incredible natural wonders (it’s so impressive it can be seen from space), the Great Barrier Reef is a haven of marine life. Here, you can get up close and personal with vibrant fish species, friendly sharks, ancient turtles, and other native creatures.

As well as seeing them in their beautiful natural habitat, you’ll have the chance to learn more about their surroundings, their behaviour, and their history in the reef.

The Great Barrier Reef is, without a doubt, one of the best places to scuba dive in the world. Whether you’re a seasoned pro and want a new challenge, or whether you’re a complete beginner looking to try your hand underwater for the first time, there is a dive spot that’s perfect for you. No trip to Australia would be complete without the chance to see this magical natural wonder in person and explore everything it has to offer.

Scuba diving upgrades available on our 2 Day or 3 Day Great Barrier Reef Liveaboard Tour.