Tips & Articles

14
August
2017

Breaking Patches on The Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef is one of the world’s most impressive natural wonders. Sprawling out along the Queensland coastline, it is home to numerous reefs and dive spots that each boast their own mesmerising array of marine life and views. One such spot, Breaking Patches, proves to be a firm favourite with divers. The exclusive hotspot is made up of a shallow reef that only dips down 16 metres below the surface of the water, giving divers a shallow place to explore the eclectic selection of sea creatures that call the area home. Its ecosystem is made up of hard […]

   
  
17
July
2017

Boom Netting in the Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef is one of the world’s most incredible natural wonders. Boasting miles of paradise blue waters filled with colourful marine life and fascinating reefs, it is the perfect place to learn about the diverse ecosystem that characterises this part of the world and explore the pristine waters for yourself. There are numerous ways you can discover everything the Great Barrier Reef has to offer, including scuba diving, snorkelling, and various different boat trips, but there’s a new activity that’s sweeping the region – boom netting. What is Boom Netting? This new phenomenon lets you explore the Great […]

   
  
7
July
2017

Beginner Dive on the Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef is one of Australia’s best-loved attractions, drawing in thousands of visitors each year who want to explore the fascinating depths of the ocean and everything it has to offer. Sprawling out across 2300km of coastline along the length of Queensland, the reef is a haven of ecology just waiting to be discovered. There are numerous adventurous pursuits on hand, whether you want to take a cruise to enjoy the smattering of islands and reefs whilst keeping dry, or want to immerse yourself in the underwater world. The reef is ideal for all different kinds of visitors. […]

   
  
22
June
2017

Tourism and Conservation of the Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef is one of the most impressive natural wonders in the world. Sprawling out for 2,300km along the Australian coastline, it brings together an eclectic mix of coral and marine life. It is now a World and National Heritage site, with the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Act 1975 overseeing all the activities that take place in the area. So Why is the Great Barrier Reef So Important? Coral reefs are vitally important for a number of reasons. Not only are they incredibly diverse, providing ideal living environments for both endangered and non-endangered creatures, but they also […]

   
  
16
June
2017

Snorkelling and diving the Great Barrier Reef

Exploring the magnificent Great Barrier Reef is on the top of many traveller’s to-do lists when they visit Australia. Getting below the surface of the water and discovering the dizzying array of marine life that lives beneath is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The reef is the perfect place for experienced divers and complete beginners, offering up some of the best ocean views in the world. There are plenty of places to learn how to dive if you’re a newbie, as well as some incredible dive spots for the more experienced diver. There really is something for everyone, whether you’re looking for […]

   
  
19
May
2017

The Corals of the Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef is one of the world’s most iconic natural wonders and is a firm favourite attraction amongst visitors to the country. Made up of thousands of tiny islands and coral reefs, it boasts a unique ecosystem like nowhere else in the world. There is a huge array of coral that lives in the reef, which help form the many bright and beautiful colours that make the region so majestic. There are around 600 different types of coral, all of which vary in size, shape, and colour. Many people believe that corals are plants, but they are in […]

   
  
19
April
2017

Scuba Diving and Snorkelling at Norman Reef

The Great Barrier Reef is one of the best dive sites in the entire world, encompassing hundreds of reefs that each offer a unique collection of marine life and underwater sights. Norman Reef can be found 70 kilometres from the coastline and sits right on the very outer edge of the Great Barrier Reef where it meets the continental shelf. Because of its close proximity to the ocean, it offers some of the best snorkelling and diving opportunities in the area. It’s characterised by its shimmering turquoise waters and amazing visibility that can reach up to 30 metres. Snorkelling at […]

   
  
23
March
2017

Glass Bottom Boat – A window into The Great Barrier Reef

Australia is well-known for a number of things, but few are comparable to the Great Barrier Reef off the country’s east coast. Covering a total area of 344 000 km², this majestic reef is the world’s largest living organism. To help you to better wrap your head around this, you can see the Great Barrier Reef from space. There are a number of excellent reasons to visit this phenomenal destination. You may want to snorkel above the colourful underwater world, swim in the ocean or even surf on the rolling waves. Whatever you decide to do, you’re sure to be […]

   
  
15
March
2017

Diving and Snorkelling at Hastings Reef

As one of the most incredible natural wonders in the world, the Great Barrier Reef is filled with colourful marine life and an expansive array of landscapes to explore, from paradise islands to ancient coral cays that bask beneath turquoise waters. Hastings Reef is one of the more popular reefs in the area and sits around 30 nautical miles outside of bustling Cairns. It is thought it was created during the last ice age, which took place around 15,000 years ago, and it’s where the Australian coastline once sat. This region on the edge of the Great Barrier Reef is […]

   
  
10
February
2017

Exploring The Wild and Mesmerising Outer Reef

The Great Barrier Reef is one of the most incredible natural wonders in the world. Sprawled throughout its length, there are a huge number of colourful reefs, each one boasting its own unique set of marine life and scenery. You might have heard people talk about the Outer Reef before. This is where the Great Barrier Reef meets the big ocean – basically it’s the very outer edge of the Great Barrier Reef. Here, the swells roll in after building for a whopping 14,000km and where the reef drops away from 40m to a deep and slightly terrifying 2,000m. From […]