diving in the great barrier reef, australia

Great Barrier Reef dive guide



Great Barrier Reef Diving



Scuba diving in the Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef offers extraordinary experiences. The huge diversity of dive sites makes it one of the most frequently visited spots. Great Barrier Reef dive sites are home to many kinds of marine life. It has more than 1'500 species of fish, 350 different corals and 10,000 species of sponges see the Australia diving photos. Not to mention many kinds of sharks, dolphins, turtles and whales during there migration season between June and August.

Always dive according to your level of training.
Never enter the water without checking with Great Barrier Reef diving centers for safety, additional information, level required for each dive site and without being accompanied by a professional.
All the information provided is purely informative for our readers and shouldn't be used as is to plan your immersion.

Average annual temperature: Between 17 °C to 30°C (62° F and 86° F)
Average water temperature: About 22°C to 30 (71° F to 86° F)
Average Visibility: from 32 to 196 feet (10 to 60 meters)
Coldest time: July
Warmest time: January
Possible to dive all year round.
Best time to dive in summer months from November to February

Scuba diving has always been on of the great attractions in the Great Barrier Reef. The spectacular dive sites located in this area are worth seeing. Great Barrier Reef dive site suits all levels of expertise. Snorkeling, shallow and deep diving, wreck and reef diving, walls and cave diving all these are presented in this beautiful area see the Great Barrier Reef diving map. Many kinds of marine life inhabit the reef including mauri wrasse, cod, red bass, manta rays, sharks and turtles. Don't miss whaless migrations season which occurs during winter months.

If you are looking for the diversity in dive site try to visit Townsville. There are great swim throughs, drop offs, underwater canyons, caves and walls in this area that you will enjoy. Also, Townsville is a great place to watch whales' migration during winter months.

Bundaberg is another city in the Great Barrier Reef with great diving. Most of its sites are only minutes away from shore. It is home to many kinds of marine life including turtles, large rays, barracuda and wobbegong sharks. Dolphins come here during winter; if you want to make the dolphin experience make sure you visit at this time.

Whitsundays is a beautiful city with lots of interesting dive sites. The great visibility; which can reach 131 feet (40 meters) makes its water the best for underwater photography. Visit its famous dive sites like Oublier Reef, Mackerel Bay and Black Island and experience firsthand the beauty it offers.

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