When you visit the land down under “Australia” definitely explore the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef that stretches for more than 1,243 miles along the Queensland coastline. It is the only living thing on earth visible from space.
Snorkel and scuba dive cannot get any better than at Great Barrier Reef. The Great Barrier Reef is home to more than 1,500 species of fish, 411 types of hard coral, one-third of the world’s soft corals, 134 species of sharks and rays, six of the world’s seven species of threatened marine turtles, and more than 30 species of marine mammals.
The Great Barrier Reef is one of Earth’s most important marine environmental system. Due to ecological and environment changes the Great Barrier Reef is in high threat of coral bleaching and loss of biodiversity.
Scuba diving in Cairns, Queensland was my first ever underwater water experience. I was very nervous but the first breath underwater is just so amazing.
The beautiful corals and bio diversity put me in awe. Some fishes came near and said “hello”. The corals were breathtakingly beautiful. In that moment I could connect so much with the sea, and the underwater life and habitat.
There are many companies that have great day package for scuba and snorkeling at great barrier reef. I also got my first certificate from PADI.
The Great Barrier Reef is Australia’s as well as world’s most remarkable natural gifts with the breathtaking beauty of the world’s largest coral reef and abundance of marine life. An experience of a lifetime and definitely a must add bucket list.
This post was written by Neha Rizal