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Great Barrier Reef

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Diving trips go out to the Great Barrier Reef from Port Douglas. The Great Barrier Reef is the world's largest World Heritage Area extending over 2000 kilometres and covering an area of over 350,000 sq km. Please do book ahead before arrival as the reef cruises do fill up and spaces are limited.

It is probably the best known marine protected area in the world including over 2800 individual reefs and more than 1000 islands. The Great Barrier Reef 's great diversity reflects the maturity of the ecosystem, which has evolved over hundreds of thousands of years. It is the world's most extensive coral reef system and is one of the world's richest areas in terms of faunal diversity. The Great Barrier Reef is larger than the whole of the United Kingdom.

 


Most trips offer a diving option, snorkelling, glass bottom boats and submarine. There are a large number of tour operators that depart from Port Douglas depending on what you want to do. If you do not want to dive, stick to the Snorkel only options. If you would like to try diving, but never have before, look for the companies that offer "introductory" or "resort" dives. And if you only want to dive, check out the specialty diving services.


 
 

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