The Great Barrier Reef, otherwise known as the Great Barrier Reef is located near australian north east coast. The reef is big enough to see it from outer space. It is 260 kilometers long and is the largest concentration of coral, fish and other plant and animal in the world. In 1981 it was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and for many years has been a dream destination for thousands of divers from all over the world. There live about 1500 species of fish, 5 thousand varieties of molluscs, 10 thousand sponges and 400 kinds of corals.
Important diving sites on the Great Barrier Reef and the Coral Sea include:
- Whitsundays Islands – Located in the middle of the Great Barrier Reef archipelago of 74 islands. They are called “paradise on the earth” because of the white beaches and tropical vegetation. There are also dive boats from the islands, where there is a chance to see endangered sea cows. You can also dive on the islands at night.
- Code Hole – At this place you can admire the incredible formations of underwater rocks, potato sharks, hard coral colonies. Interestingly, there are grains that dives can feed on the previously mixed potato and other vegetables.
- Snake Pit – Ribbon Reefs – Here it flows to see green turtles, reef sharks, and above all sea snakes.