We were lucky to just spend three days SCUBA diving the Great Barrier Reef. Although we spent a full three days doing nothing but eating, diving and sleeping (and not much sleeping) on a liveaboard dive boat we, obviously, only covered a tiny sliver of this magnificent wonder.
Superimposed over a map of the United States, the Great Barrier Reef would stretch from the state of Maine in the north to the state of Florida in the south – a distance of more than 1400 miles. At approximately 135,000 square miles in size, the Great Barrier Reef is the only living structure on earth that can be seen from outer space. Made up of nearly 2900 individual reefs, 600 continental islands and 300 coral cays it is the worlds largest single structure comprised of living organisms. Below you can see some photos of our short time in a few “neighborhoods” we visited in this amazing aquatic world.
Special thanks to ProDive Cairns (www.prodivecairns.com) and Cairns Dive Adventures (www.cairnsdiveadventures.com) for making this weekend a reality.
what great fun. I haven’t been diving in 15 yrs and you have gotten me fired up to do a refresher course and enjoy the underwater world. Merry Christmas where ever it might be. cheers
Thanks Doug. Next stop, Bali! Merry Christmas to you.
Looks like you had a great time and the photos are great, I hope everybody behaved themselves underwater :). It was a pleasure helping you out with this booking and we hope to see you out on the reef again soon.
Hello to the Helmers! Great job on the slide show! I spent the day after we got back to Cairns recuperating while you guys were off on your next adventure. I look forward to following your travels and your insights into the wide world we live in. Fiji looks awesome!