great barrier reef australia

The Bucket list: diving in Australia

great barrier reef australia

Have you ever heard of the Great Barrier Reef? You must have! It’s one of the wonders of the world! It’s also the worlds largest coral reef system, stretching for almost 3000 kilometres and made up of 2 900 individual reefs and 900 islands! Sounds amazing right? Wait till you see what it looks like!

The Great Barrier Reef is located in the Coral Sea of the coast of Queensland, Australia. It’s very popular with tourist as well as locals but most of all, as you can imagine, it’s divers (and snorkelers) paradise.

Now if you haven’t tried diving yet, and happen to travel to this location, you most definitely have to do it. It might be scary at first but we guarantee you won’t have any regrets. There is a whole other world down there and it’s full of strange and beautiful things one has to see at least once in a lifetime.

(Try a Discover Scuba Diving course if you are still unsure about taking diving as a hobby. You’ll get a feel for what it’s like breathing underwater as well as basic scuba diver skills. In most cases you will want to go further. At this point getting your PADI open water certification would be ideal. It will allow you to dive unsupervised to a depth of up to 18 metres.)

Divers at the Great Barrier Reef will be treated to extraordinary sightings of beautiful fish and living organisms amongst which sharks (don’t worry they’re more scared of you than you are of them), dolphins, whales, potato cod, maori wrasse, stingrays, seahorses and much more. You can also visit the wreck of the SS Yongala towards the south of the reef, in open water.

Now don’t forget to write this down on your bucket list (and do it for real). Why not share what’s on your bucket list? We’d love to hear and why not try them!