Ever thought about donating yourself to science? Now you can! Diving enthusiasts are urgently needed to help monitor the world’s largest type of manta ray (manta birostris) in the Great Barrier Reef off Lady Elliot Island. Mantas are the gentle giants of the ocean, weighing as much as 1,400kg and with a disc width of up to seven metres. To [...]Read more ›
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The Coral Sea, which is a global biodiversity hotpot for pelagic species has today been protected in the world’s largest marine park, adjacent to the Great Barrier Reef. The Coral Sea Marine Reserve is truly the jewel in the crown of a new system of marine parks around Australia that recognise the value of our oceans as the common heritage [...]Read more ›
Cairns is, without doubt, the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. Any visitor, whether aware of this fact or not, will quickly work this out after just a short stroll through the streets of this tropical city. Booking agent after booking agent exhibits floor to ceiling brochures on reef day trips, liveaboard dive trips, introductory diving, snorkelling, Scubadoo, reef walking, [...]Read more ›
“If I never dive again, I’ll be happy!” Those were the words that I screamed out to Nick, the instructor, as I exited the water after my first dive at Osprey Reef. Laying in the Coral Sea, 75 miles beyond the Great Barrier Reef, Osprey Reef is a magical place. At DiveBuzz, we have dived Osprey previously, and have long [...]Read more ›
Amongst novice divers, there is certainly a perception that diving on the Great Barrier Reef (“GBR”) is world class. Certainly ask any backpacker about their travel plans and diving on the GBR will no doubt feature heavily on their wish list. Amongst more experienced divers, opinions are certainly more mixed. The amount of times I have heard comments such as [...]Read more ›