Scuba Diving Australia
One of the seven underwater wonders of the world...
Scuba Diving Australia, Great Barrier Reef & Coral Sea
Australia conjures up feelings of greatness! Scuba Diving Australia, The Great Barrier Reef, Coral Sea, World Heritage Sites, the Outback and Aboriginies. This is a great place to visit above the water as well as for the superb scuba diving, definitely a place to go back to!
We have selected the finest of live aboard dive vessels that offer safety and the finest of scuba diving opportunities in Australia for the savvy experienced underwater photographer and new divers alike. Join us in the land of Oz!!
Diving The Great Barrier Reef
Australia is a country that holds a certain intrigue when thoughts of far away places are being conjured up in our minds. I remember as little girl, the thought of "being down under" beckoned me. The Great Barrier Reef, kangaroo's, Tasmanian devil, Aborigines, koala bears, dingo's, platypus, wallabies, scuba diving Australia, and so much more. I'd look at the globe and think to myself, "someday I will venture to this place that holds an incredible plethora of unique and indigenous land and marine species".
Scuba diving Australia: The Great Barrier Reef is one of the most diverse marine environments in the world. Remember watching Jacques Cousteau on the Calypso? That is what started my intrigue and passion of the underwater world. The Great Barrier Reef was then, and still is now, a living growing eco-system, the largest barrier reef in the world some 1200 miles long from the tip of Cape York down to the Whitsunday Islands.
The Great Barrier Reef is an environment with many varieties of sharks, the very top of the food chain. Small atolls harbor a vast array of nesting sea birds and green sea turtles; Raine Island in the Far Northern reef has the greatest abundance of returning green sea turtles for nesting. I happened to be there one year, when biologists with special permits had counted over 10,000 nesting turtles the night before! This location is also a great siren for Tiger Sharks looking for an easy meal!
The scuba diving in Australia on the outer edge of the Great Barrier into the Coral Sea is like diving in a fish bowl, fantastic visibility, huge trees of soft coral and giant sea fans the size of a bedroom! Dotted with sand quays and a variety of nesting and migrating sea birds. A divers and mariners delight!
Although the diving in the Northeast of Australia is most popular, don't overlook Western Australia with the opportunity to dive with whale sharks at Ningaloo reef, or in the south to see the amazing leafy sea dragons and weedy sea dragons via land-based diving from Kangaroo Island!
The diversity above the water is just as bountiful. This is a remarkable place to visit by land for so many reasons. Australia is such a vast country, the size of the USA with only 17,000,000 people! There has to be a lot of untouched natural beauty. We hope to help you plan the vacation of a lifetime.