Take the plunge

Cairns dive tours are extremely popular as they allow you to explore the largest reef system in the world, the Great Barrier Reef.

When visiting the Great Barrier Reef, you have more than 2,900 individual reefs just waiting for you right off the shore.

Covering more than 1,600 miles, the reef is home to a number of marine animals, including the live organisms that make up the hard and soft coral of the reef.

If you choose to scuba dive when visiting the Great Barrier Reef, you’re likely to see a few of the 30 species of dolphins, whales and porpoises that call the tropical waters of the reef home. The reef also has the largest population of dugongs!

When at the reef, you’re likely to run into at least one of the 17 species of sea snake in the water, as well as the 6 species of sea turtles.

Even from above the water, you’ll see an abundance of life as more than 215 species of bird can be seen soaring high above the water.

In addition to the numerous marine animals, you’ll see amazing plants as well, including 15 species of sea grass.

Protected under the World Heritage List, the Great Barrier Reef is also home to many endangered species, so you’ll spot rare marine life that isn’t found anywhere else in the world.

Scuba dive tours allow you to visit many excellent reefs.

There are also many different types of reefs you’re able to explore at the Great Barrier Reef.

When visiting the Great Barrier Reef, you’ll see Crescentic reefs, which are shaped like crescents and are among the most common.

You can also explore flat reefs, which are commonly found to the north and south, including Ribbons Reef.

Fringing reefs and Lagoon reefs are also abundant and are home to many popular scuba diving locations.

Everybody can see the Great Barrier Reef

No matter if you’re viewing the reef from the shore or boat, or diving into the water to swim with the marine life, visiting the Great Barrier Reef is an absolute must!

With Cairns dive tours, you’re sure to have the best time possible exploring the reef from below.