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Diving In Australia

By Jonah Lamm

For people who enjoy water activities such as snorkeling or SCUBA Diving, the opportunity to go on one of the many Great Barrier Reef vacations offered is an unparalleled thrill. The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef ecosystem. It has the distinction of being the only living organism that is visible from the Earth’s orbit. With its stunning aquatic wildlife, colorful coral beds and underwater adventures, a trip to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is a vacation of a lifetime.

Located not far from Queensland Australia’s coast, people experiencing Great Barrier Reef vacations can not only enjoy the reef and its colorful fish and aquatic life, but also visit tropical rain forests, lush vegetation and animals native to Australia. Even if you’re not someone who enjoys swimming, snorkeling or SCUBA Diving, you can still enjoy some of the 217,000 square miles of the Great Barrier Reef from a boat or even experience a glass bottom boat or submarine underwater tour.

Water enthusiasts of course, will be in absolute heaven. The water is perfect for swimming with water temperature ranging from temperate to warm, between 21 to 27 degrees Celsius, which is a range of 71-82 in Fahrenheit. This creates the perfect climate for all sorts of colourful fishes, over 1500 different species to be precise. There are also hundreds of types of corals, thousands of sponges and molluscs, all coming together to create this visual spectacle.

Snorkelers and SCUBA Divers can swim surrounded a varied aquatic sea life including giant turtles and if you are really up for it, even sharks. Chances of divers being attacked by a shark are rare. There are even some tour boats that go out to sharks territories in order to enhance the tourist’s experience. These boats bait out the sharks to the surface and you can spot the timid Reef Sharks easily. The infamous Great white however, proves more elusive.

There are a variety of accommodations around the area ranging from budget hotels to luxurious resorts or you can even choose to stay on a yacht anchored off the reef. Many people choose to stay at one of the many resorts on their Great Barrier Reef vacations such as one of the guest villas at the Bedarra Island Resort. Bedarra Island Resort is an ultimate luxury vacation that caters to adults seeking romantic beaches, secluded private villas, and gourmet food. Activities include sailing, diving, snorkeling, sightseeing, fishing and tennis.

A more affordable alternative to Bedarra would be the Couran Cove Island Resort. This is the ideal spot for families out on Great Barrier Reef vacations and it comes complete with activities to keep the little ones entertained and wading pools too.

Cruises are another great option and one that ties in exploring, activities and accommodation all in one. Some cruises go for as low as sixty dollars per day, a small sum given all the facilities and services that are available on board.

Live aboard cruises are ones on smaller ships. These tend to be favoured for offering that personal touch to all on board. Some cater specifically to the diving crowd from the beginners to the seasoned professionals and they are a great way to learn to dive. With so many options at your disposal, Great Barrier Reef tours promise to be everything you want and more.

Learn more about Diving in Australia. Stop by Colin Daye site where you can find out all about it and what it can do for you.

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Lamm, Jonah "Diving In Australia." Diving In Australia. 9 Jul. 2010. 30 Nov 2014 <>.

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