To say that you’ve been scuba diving in the world’s largest single structure comprised of living organisms, the only one that can be seen from outer space, is quite an exciting thought. It is for this reason that many international travellers and Australians have the Great Barrier Reef at the forefront of their scuba diving trips to or within the country.
There is just so much life on offer in the 2,900 individual reefs, 600 continental islands and 300 coral cays that make up this UNESCO World Heritage listed area. These reefs, islands and cays bring a multitude of marine life ranging from dwarf minke whales, sea turtles, manta rays, sharks, carpet sharks, sea snakes, cuttlefish, bumphead parrotfish, leopard moray eels, potato cod and macro life.
You won’t be disappointed.
The below video, produced by Queensland Tourism, showcases one of the unique events that happens in the Great Barrier Reef. To witness coral spawning is an incredible thing, and it’s hard to predict exactly when it will happen so you’ll need a bit of luck. There are a range of factors determining when coral will reproduce. The ocean temperature needs to be 26 degrees or above and tidal movements need to be minimal.
PADI Dive Centres nearby the Great Barrier Reef have the expertise to judge the best viewing times in 2015, so get in touch to learn more or to start planning your dive trip of a lifetime!