Sep 26 2007

Dive the Great Barrier Reef

Great Barrier Reef
Australia’s Great Barrier Reef offers some of the most spectacular diving in the world. With stunning coral formations and crystal clear waters teaming with marine life, diving the Great Barrier Reef is an amazing experience.

One of the natural wonders of the world, the Great Barrier Reef is the most extensive structure ever created by living organisms extending 2600 km (1616 miles) and covering an area of approximately 344,400 square kilometers (132,974 sq mi) in the Coral Sea off the coast of Queensland in northeast Australia. It is the largest coral reef system in the world made up of some 2800 individual reefs and its ecosystem supports the greatest concentration of life on this planet with its resident marine life including 1,500 species of fish, 350 different kinds of coral, 4000 species of molluscs and 10,000 species of sponges. It also provides breeding areas for humpback whales, sea turtles, dugong and seabirds.

With its rich marine life, stunning coral formations, comfortable year round water temperatures and amazing visibility, the Great Barrier Reef provides spectacular diving. Whether you are a beginner or expert diver Australia’s Great Barrier Reef should be at the top of your list. If you cant dive, don’t worry because the Great Barrier Reef is one of the world’s most accessible reefs and offers excellent snorkeling. There are many places where you can walk straight into the reef from a beach.

Going for a dive or snorkel in the spectacular World Heritage Great Barrier Reef is definitely something that must be experienced. Have you been for a dive or snorkel in the Great Barrier Reef? Is it something you think is worth experiencing?

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