The world’s largest coral reef system comprising of over 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands stretching 2,600 kilometres along the Queensland coast in an area of 344,400 square kilometres the Great Barrier Reef is a little large to have under one listing, so we’re breakin it down. There is the sites we have dived (Inner Reef, Ribbon Reef, Coral Sea, Whitsundays, SS Yongala, Lady Elliot Island) and then the never ending list of dive sites that we will get to one day. The Great Barrier Reef is not only a national treasure, but one of the 7 natural wonders of the world and something that any Australian diver should be proud of. Unfortunately it just isn’t as healthy as it used to be and it requires some TLC.
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Exploring the Ribbon Reefs of the northern Great Barrier Reef aboard Taka.
Off the Queensland Coast, Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort is a little eco island that’s known for its turtle hatchery (Turtles! Carolyn’s favourite creature, remember!?), manta rays (another favourite!) and passing migrating whales (whoa!).
So being the year of Trans-Tasman-Twins-Turn-Thirty-Three, it was the perfect location to head for a week-long winter escape…
And oasis on the ocean floor, Yongala is hands down an Australian best.
Easy diving, international hot spot