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  • Dive Great Barrier Reef

    The Great Barrier Reef houses a large number of underwater creatures and a definitely wonderful place. This is basically the largest marine park in the whole world and extends around 1800 miles across the coast of Queensland from Lady Elliot Island, away from the Bundaberg coast, up beyond the Cape York’s tip. The Great Barrier Reef has become the most visited places of interest throughout Australia and in some cases all of this vibrant, amazing beauty is only a several meters down below the surface.

    The Great Barrier Reef began over the past ice age the moment the continental ledge was uncovered developing a range of beaches, sand hills and ‘barrier islands’. Since the ice dissolved the sea level raised and came up with the optimal conditions for reef colonizers to begin with coral development. Over innumerable years the world’s greatest collection of corals, mollusks, seaweed and sponges has been produced.

    Great Barrier Reef can be the best natural environment for more than 1500 varieties of tropical fish, rays, gigantic clams, more than 200 species of birds and more than 20 kinds of reptiles which includes sea turtles. It is as well the home of various scarce species which includes the huge Sea Cow and Green Sea Turtle.

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    Great Barrier Reef can be the best natural environment for more than 1500 varieties of tropical fish, rays, gigantic clams, more than 200 species of birds and more than 20 kinds of reptiles which includes sea turtles. It is as well the home of various scarce species which includes the huge Sea Cow and Green Sea Turtle.

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  • Best Time to Dive

    The best time to dive in Great Barrier Reef is wintertime though, having tons of sunlight, warm seas, stimulating sea breezes plus a warm weather throughout the year, the weather conditions in Tropical North Queensland are unequalled. This particular region seems to have a couple of distinctive seasons; a wintertime period of warm weather and minimal precipitation, and a summertime period of warm temperatures and higher precipitation.

    Winter, also known as the “Dry season”, takes place in May and stops in October providing sunlight, vibrant sea breezes and minimal humidity. Summertime, also known as the “Wet season”, extends from November up to April and cools down this particular region with tropical rainstorms of a mid-day and spontaneous sensational electrical thunder storms.

    Great Barrier Reef’s water temperature vary from 23°C in July and then to 29°C in February.

  • Getting There

    Via Air
    Since there are no direct flights going to Great Barrier Reef, the main entry way is flying to either Cairns via Cairns International Airport or Prosperpine via Prosperprine/Whitsunday Coast Airport, and Townsville via Townsville Airport. But the most popular gateway to Great Barrier Reef is via Cairns.

    Via Train
    Surprisingly, you can reach Great Barrier via train; however it could not be affordable or quick. From Sydney you might want to go on a 14-hour trip going to Brisbane, the place you will have to spend part of a day and after that switch to a three times each week travel for Cairns, that can take approximately one more entire day, hence the overall voyage will take approximately a couple of days, including half a day hanging around in Brisbane. It is possible to consider the same route to get to Prosperpine, however that can take around 12 hours fewer, and Townsville can be arrived at approximately 7 hours prior to the same train extends to Cairns.

    Via Bus
    The way when traveling from Sydney to Cairns via bus is in fact the same as the directions via train, however the portion from Brisbane to Cairns will take no less than few hours a bit longer. You can purchase a bus pass which enables limitless trip connecting Sydney and Cairns on such buses, so one of those particular may perhaps be a more effective alternative that attempting to blast it all at once.

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