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…

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…

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…

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)

  • Coral Sea Safari

    Coral Sea Safari
  • Flat worm

    Flat worm
  • Dive lodge

    Dive lodge
  • Standard

  • A parrotfish shot

    A parrotfish shot
  • Clown Fish

    Clown Fish
  • Yongala Express

    Yongala Express
  • Reef Shark

    Reef Shark
  • Coral Cod

    Coral Cod
  • Green Turtle

    Green Turtle
  • MV Spirit of Freedom

    MV Spirit of Freedom
  • Cod Hole Diver

    Cod Hole Diver
  • Premium

  • NQ Adventure Tourism category winner 2011

    NQ Adventure Tourism category winner 2011
  • Lighthouse Bommie

    Lighthouse Bommie
  • Airlie Beach

    Airlie Beach
  • Giant Clam

    Giant Clam
  • Flat worm

    Flat worm
  • cuttlefish

  • Coral

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

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