Exploring The Great Barrier Reef


If you are an ocean lover – and especially if you are a snorkeling enthusiast – you are surely familiar with the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef. But even those who are not ocean lovers or snorkeling and scuba enthusiasts are still usually familiar with the Great Barrier Reef. After all, not only is the Great Barrier Reef the single largest structure made of living organisms, but it can also be seen from outer space!

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Because of the volatility of coral reefs, and because of the great breadth of sea life that calls the Great Barrier Reef home, this area is extremely well protected. But even with all of the protection in place, there are places where you can visit the reef for snorkeling and scuba diving.

You will find the Great Barrier Reef in the Coral Sea, off the northeast coast of Australia. If you want to visit the Great Barrier Reef, you will need to travel to Queensland in Australia, and you will be able to access the reef by boat from there.

All along the coast, you will be able to find all sorts of lodging because of the popularity of the Great Barrier Reef as a tourist destination. You can find five-star lodging that will provide you with all the things you could want in the way of luxury, and you can find more basic lodging if you are looking to save money. The same goes for food as well, as there are restaurants that cater to those on a budget, and there are restaurants that cater to big spenders!

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When you go out into the reef, you will see some the most diverse sea life you could find in one area. Not only will you find all the normal reef animals, but you will also find several endangered species, several species of sea turtles, and a variety of dolphins and whales! You will also find stingrays and sharks, and if you bring an underwater camera, you are sure to get some priceless shots!

The Great Barrier Reef is a long trip if you are traveling from the States; but if you have a desire to experience some of the best snorkeling and scuba diving possible, it is well worth the trip!