The Great Barrier Reef in Australia is nature at its finest – a natural living formation that can even be seen from space and is larger than the Great Wall of China! If that fact isn’t enough to make you want to pack your bags and rush out, consider the variety of varied and multi-colored specimens of life to be seen here—this marine paradise is also a Unesco World Heritage Site.
Taking a closer look at this Great Australian Beauty is usually on every die-hard traveler’s itinerary and there are a number of ways to do so—here are a few that we highly recommend:
If you really want to explore this mammoth reef, your best option is to go snorkeling and diving. Swimming alongside sea turtles, sting-rays and hundreds of different sea life while admiring the alluring Coral reef is a unique experience – something that will probably stay with forever! (And while you’re at it, a night dive in the Reef is a must try for every diver).
As for those who aren’t much into water sports, you can still enjoy the sights of the marine-life without touching a foot in the water; Sign up for glass bottom boat excursions which are easily arranged by the hotels and resorts. So go ahead and enjoy the oceanic scenery of the azure waters and the abundant aquatic life just below you. You can also opt for a scenic flight to get a bird’s eye view of the entire Reef.
Walking down the Reef
Another way to explore the sea life is deceptively simple – Take a Seawalker Helmet Diving experience and walk on the sand of the Great Barrier Reef. A specially designed helmet is provided so you can easily breath underwater also keeping your face dry.
From Up Above
If you’re a daredevil who enjoys an adrenaline rush, we suggest sky diving from Airlie Beach, Cairns or Mission Beach to get the all in one experience- from relishing the view from the top to adoring the view at the bottom.
Whatever is your chosen approach and whenever you do choose to visit the wonderful Great Barrier Reef, one thing’s for certain – you are sure to be amazed at the beauty and magnificence of it, and the resplendent marine life will form an indelible impression upon you!