Lying on the east coast of Australia you will find the largest barrier reef in the world: a fabulous range of white sand, clear water, green islands and bedecked reefs where colorful fish stand alongside sea turtles, dolphins and whales.
How to resist the call of relaxation and diving on this world heritage site of UNESCO since 1981 which is considered to be one of the seven natural wonders of the world!
All along the Queensland coast, cities and resorts serve as starting points for an expedition to the Great Barrier Reef.
In the north, Cairns is undoubtedly the biggest platform launch and a leading place to dive on the Great Barrier Reef. You can attend lectures at the Cairns Library (117 Lake Street) to better understand the reef before diving.
Here, everything is possible, you can go to spend the day on the reef armed with masks and snorkels, wander in a semi-submersible to explore the seabed without being wet, make scuba diving to observe the incredible biodiversity contain in its beautiful region or even fly over the reefs in helicopter.
The more adventurous can even opt for a short flight to perform a spectacular skydiving session with the Great Barrier Reef as a backdrop!
In the centre, Airlie Beach is the home port of the Whitsundays, 74 of the most famous Australian islands. Here you can go on an adventure sailing or catamaran with or without skipper to better discover some of the islands that make up the archipelago.
The numerous islands are covered with tropical vegetation and offer sublime white sand beaches (Whitehaven beach!), coral funds, clear waters and a pleasant climate all the year.
Among the top destinations, Whitehaven Beach is one of the purest in the world, where the snow-white sand and turquoise sea combine to create a dreamlike and ever-changing natural paint. A true postcard picture; unforgettable!
In the south, two extraordinary coral islands located directly on the reef, Heron Island and Lady Elliot Island. Underwater, it is a delight. And from November to April, you may be lucky enough to see the turtles laying their eggs on the beach ...
One last thing to do on the Great Barrier Reef with a little time and money ahead, why not enjoy one of the most beautiful places in the world to learn to dive through the PADI?
Spread over several days, these courses start in a pool before progressing to the ocean and conclude with the acquisition of an international diving certificate that will allow you to perform this activity freely everywhere in the world for the rest of your life!
You are on the Great Barrier Reef, why deprive yourself? Enquire today and one of our travel experts will be able to help!
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