The Great Barrier Reef feels like a world away but it is only a short trip from Cairns. The Great Barrier Reef is one of the best places in Australia that I have ever visited; you really have to see it for yourself to understand its true beauty.
There are plenty of places to visit and explore in the Great Barrier Reef, and whether you travel to the outer reef or visit some of the other reefs or Islands you are sure to have a great time.
The Great Barrier Reef is made up of around 2600 different reefs; it is around 2000 kilometres long and was declared as a World Heritage Area in 1981.
If you are visiting the Great Barrier Reef you must try snorkelling or scuba diving! I've been scuba diving once before but this time was awesome. It is a fantastic experience for beginners as the scenery is amazing and you are taught by a highly qualified dive instructor.
There is so much to see underwater, there are nearly 400 types of coral in the reef, lots of species of fish, clams and other sea life. The colours of the fish and coral are stunning they are like nothing I've ever seen before!
There are many tours that visit the Great Barrier Reef, if you are not keen on going in the water there are cruises on semi-submersible boats, or boats with glass bottoms. But I believe best way to see the reef is by snorkelling or diving. Even for those who are a bit nervous or anxious to jump in the water, it is definitely worth it!
Posted By chantelle
Updated : 9th October 2022 | Words : 272 | Views : 5780 | Comments : 1
I have been diving a few times in the Great Barrier Reef and it is something that shouldn't be missed. I have travelled to the outer reef from Cairns and also visited the reef from the Whitsundays. Both locations offer amazing diving experiences with beautiful multi-coloured coral and fish. Even if you don't fancy scuba diving, snorkelling is a great way to see the Great Barrier Reef. Many tour companies also offer glass bottom boat rides. Something for everyone!
Posted By Claire on Sunday 14th August 2011 @ 11:57:45