Great Barrier Reef

Diving packages in Great Barrier Reef

PADI Open Water Course

PADI OPEN WATER COURSE Have fun and experience the thrill of a whole new underwater world. Its fantastic! The benefits of being a fully qualified scuba diver are: - Dive independently to 18m (with a buddy) - Obtain air fills and go on dive trips - Dive on the world-famous Great Barrier Reef (GBR) - PADI is largest training organization – recognized worldwide - Opportunity to continue PADI diver…

3-Day, 2-Night Great Barrier Reef Liveaboard

This 3 day liveaboard dive and snorkelling adventure is unmatched for experience and value and will show you the very best the Outer Great Barrier Reef has to offer. There is no doubt that the best way to really experience the Great Barrier Reef is to stay out there for a few days. You get much more time to relax and really enjoy yourself and ultimately more time for diving and snorkelling. It is…

Introductory Dive Experience (DSD)

Scuba Dive on the Great Barrier Reef Today! Never dived before? No problem! Accompanied by one of our fully qualified PADI Instructors you will be able to see the amazing under-world of the Great Barrier Reef this may including all the coral, fish life, sea turtles, and rays that live there. You may even get to see Nemo!! The Introductory Scuba Experience includes: * Dive on the Great Barrier Reef…

Travelling Information

The biggest coral reef in the world and located in the Coral Sea in Australia, the Great Barrier Reef is over 2600km long and covers an area over 344,400 square km.  There are over 2,900 coral reefs, 600 islands and about 300 coral cays and its ecosystem holds the greatest concentration of life on the planet.

The reef is so vast that it can even be seen from outer space and is now recognised as one of the seven natural wonders of the world.  It was made a World Heritage Site in 1981 and the Australian government goes to great lengths in protecting this amazing asset to the world.

Sea life on the Barrier Reef is epic!  With about 1500 species of fish, 360 of hard corals, between 5000 and 8000 different molluscs, 600 types of echinoderms, 17 species of sea snakes, 1500 of sponges, 30 types of whales and dolphins and 6 different types of marine turtles.  Other than the underwater life, 54 species of birds breed on the many islands on the reef.

There are some fantastic holiday destinations to be discovered as there are tropical islands galore.  Some of the best include Wilson Island, Heron Island, Hayman Island, Hamilton Island, Daydream Island and Lizard Island.  There’s nothing like them anywhere in world and offer amazing experiences, the most amazing being diving and snorkelling.  

The easiest way to explore the islands and reef is off the coast of Cairns, Port Douglas, Airlie Beach or Townsville.  From budget liveaboards to luxury cruises, you’ll find a trip for any budget and booking is easy from any of the towns mentioned.  A lot of the islands have a small airport so you can fly there or catch a speedboat from the nearest coastal town.  

With so many coral reefs to explore, you could spend years diving on the Great Barrier Reef and not see everything.  It’s such a special place to visit and one you’ll never forget.

(By Kelly Luckman)

  • NQ Adventure Tourism category winner 2011

    NQ Adventure Tourism category winner 2011
  • Pelorus Island - surrounding reefs

    Pelorus Island - surrounding reefs
  • Ray

    Ray
  • Reef Shark

    Reef Shark
  • Coral

    Coral
  • 27118

    27118
  • Dive lodge

    Dive lodge
  • Giant Manta

    Giant Manta
  • Green Turtle

    Green Turtle
  • Pelorus Island - Whales seen between July and August.

    Pelorus Island - Whales seen between July and August.
  • Pelorus Island - your own personal Island for the weekend!

    Pelorus Island - your own personal Island for the weekend!
  • Turtle

    Turtle
  • Giant Clam

    Giant Clam
  • Yongala Express

    Yongala Express
  • Airlie Beach

    Airlie Beach
  • MV Spirit of Freedom

    MV Spirit of Freedom
  • Pelorus Island - Afternoon surface interval break in style

    Pelorus Island - Afternoon surface interval break in style
  • Pelorus Island - Eating dinner by the light of the campfire.

    Pelorus Island - Eating dinner by the light of the campfire.
  • Nudibranch

    Nudibranch
  • Pelorus Island - heading out for a night dive.

    Pelorus Island - heading out for a night dive.
  • Coral Cod

    Coral Cod
  • Angelfish

    Angelfish
  • Blue Grouper

    Blue Grouper