If you are a certified Scuba diver or a snorkeller, the Great Barrier Reef has some of the best ocean life in the world. If you have never done a Scuba dive before, the Great Barrier Reef offers some great places to learn to Scuba dive.
The Great Barrier Reef is world renowned for it’s amazing scuba diving locations. Bommies, coral reefs and an abundance of marine life stretch for the entire 2,300km length of the reef.
There are a wide range of dive sites along the Great Barrier Reef, there are calm, protected, shallow spots around the islands, perfect for first-timers, there are gentle reef sites, rich in fish life and corals and the deeper sites on the outer reefs for those with some experience. All sites are best reached by boat ranging from luxury cruisers to spectacular sail boats. For those visitors who have never put their head under the water, but want to see if they can enjoy snorkelling or scuba diving, there are excellent one-day, first-time dive trips.
Scuba Dive the Great Barrier Reef
Australia’s Great Barrier Reef offers a range of scuba dive experiences for both the beginner and the experienced diving expert. Diving expeditions depart daily from all the major cities and towns along the coast and from most island resorts. No matter where you stay on the reef, you are always within a 20 – 60 minute boat ride of an excellent diving spot.
The late, great Jacques Cousteau famously named the Heron Bommie off Heron Island as one of his top ten favourite diving sites in the world.
Douglas Adams, the author of the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy wrote an amusing anecdote about his experience diving at Hayman Island on the reef.
The Great Barrier Reef offers all manner of accommodation for singles, couples and families. The keen diver will be able to fine a suitable location to stay regardless of budget.
The Great Barrier Reef, Australia is one of the natural wonders of the world and a superb place to indulge in the best scuba diving in the world.
Cairns Diving Tour Operators
Diving from Cairns offers a truly unique reef experience for the traveller who seeks a more personalised and relaxed approach to exploring the Great Barrier Reef by mask, snorkel and fins.
Diving Day Tours
Great Adventures – Great Barrier Reef Adventure
Destination: Outer Barrier Reef (Norman Reef)
Great Adventures – Green Island & Great Barrier Reef Adventure
Destination: Outer Barrier Reef plus 2 hour stopover on Green Island
Reef Magic Marine World – Outer Barrier Reef Tour
Destination: Outer Great Barrier Reef, Moore Reef
Sunlover Cruises – Outer Barrier Reef Scuba Dive Tour
Destination: Moore Reef Pontoon
Quicksilver – Great Barrier Reef Tour
Destination: Outer Barrier Reef, Agincourt Reef
Ocean Freedom – Upolu Cay Tour
Destination: Upolu Cay & Upolu Reef
M/V Osprey – Outer Barrier Reef Tour
Destination: 2 Outer Barrier Reef Locations
Reef Experience – Outer Barrier Reef Tour
Destination: Norman, Saxon, Hastings and Michaelmas Reef Locations
Reef Quest – Outer Barrier Reef Tour
Destination: 2 Reef Locations on the Outer Barrier Reef – (17 private exclusive dive sites)
Seastar – Michaelmas Cay & Hastings Reef Tour
Destination: Michaelmas Cay & Hastings Reef