Guide to the Great Barrier Reef

Divers are generally united around one thing: that the Great Barrier Reef in Australia is one of the finest places in the world to dive. That said, it's a hard place to reach (it's on the other side of the...

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Survey of World's 100 Best Dive Sites

Divers visiting the SCUBA Travel web site have voted the Yongala (Australia) the best dive site in the world. It has nearly double the number of votes as its runner-up, the Thistlegorm (Red Sea)...The Yongala is a shipwreck in Queensland...

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Diving the Great Barrier Reef

Ty begins his trip diving the most well-known site on the Great Barrier Reef — Cod Hole on Ribbon Reef #10. From there, he moves on to Osprey Reef, where he sees several hammerheads circling, as well as a pod...

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Diving the Coral Sea

Is there a better dive spot near Australia that exceeds the beauty and excitement of the Great Barrier Reef? Some diver's think the Coral Sea does just that. Both locations were among the earliest of the world's exotic diving destinations....

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Weedy Sea Dragon coverage

As well as a very thorough and evocative write-up, Jane has some truly spectacular photos of these amazing creatures which are so hard to find because they blend in with seaweed so perfectly (hence their name). Honestly, it's enough to...

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Diver Survives Great White Attack

This morning, Australian media is reporting another shark attack. It seems that Brian Williams was diving with a small group about two miles off Perth. Apparently, Williams was separated from the other divers in his group, when he was attacked...

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Ningaloo Reef Australia

With its beautiful lagoons and teaming marine life, Ningaloo Reef is Australia's paramount snorkeling and shallow diving site. Furthermore, at approximately 260-km (160 miles) long, it is the world's most extensive fringe reef. Located off Australia's west coast, the reef...

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Coral Bay, Western Australia

Coral Bay is known for the beautiful sandy lagoon that is situated a mere five minutes walk from our accommodation. The beach is very fine white sand and it very gradually gets deeper. This makes it ideal for children and...

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Diver Discovers WWII Warplane Off Australia

Diver and underwater filmmaker Ben Cropp recently announced that he had located a wrecked plane in 20 feet of water “about half a mile” off the tip of Cape York, . Claiming the WWII wreck has a wing span of...

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Coco and Christmas Island Reefs in better shape than expected

An eight-year research project has found coral reef around the Christmas and Cocos Islands is in much better shape than first thought. The scientific report by Parks Australia has found the Cocos Keeling reef, off the state's north-west coast,...

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Australia: Reef pest proving problematic for dive firms

Dive companies say they are destroying up to 150 crown of thorns starfish a day on Queensland's Great Barrier Reef. The Association of Marine Park Tourism Operators has been granted $600,000 to continue eradicating the coral predator. The association's...

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Australia: Shark fishing under scrutiny

Northern Territory scientists are about to start a three-year study into the sustainability of shark fishing in Australia's northern waters. The Australian Research Council and the fishing industry are jointly funding the project that will see thousands of sharks...

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