Scuba Diving And Snorkelling Great Barrier Reef

The Whitsunday Islands and surrounding Coral Sea waters are laden with hidden treasures awaiting keen scuba diving and snorkelling enthusiasts. From novice to fully experienced diving professionals, there is a guided diving tour amongst the reefs, wrecks and marine life to suit everyone. So, while on holiday experience some of Australia’s best diving and snorkelling locations, found just minutes from any Whitsunday Island location.

On a couple of the Whitsundays’ resort islands like Hayman Island, highly accredited diving facilities can provide guests with diving tuition, equipment hire and tour booking facilities. Novices will be trained under the watchful eye of a qualified instructor, while already certified divers are reminded to bring their current diving cards and log books. For all potential snorkellers and divers, the Whitsunday waters interestingly have an average visibility of 15 to 23 metres, and the water temperature is always between 22 and 25 degrees Celsius.

Snorkellers and divers alike will find the Whitsunday waters an amazing place to explore. With a healthy array of tropical fish, rays, sharks, eels, turtles and other marine life, popular reefs within close proximity to the Whitsunday Islands include Fairy, Hart, Black, Elizabeth, Bait, Stucco, Net, Knuckle and Oublier. Diving tours also utilise the amazing Yongala wreck for day trips and endless amounts of bommies, hidden caverns, drop offs and grottoes. So, join a scuba diving or snorkelling tour group, and enjoy the Whitsundays natural wonders from a different perspective.

Originally posted 2010-12-13 00:12:50. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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  1. Stewart Masterton, 6 years ago

    Anyone out there like I was, a bit frightened of the water? Especially open water? Well I am a converted phobic, let me tell you my story.
    When I was little, I was pushed into a swimming pool by an older sibling, and from that point, I was always a bit fearful of getting my head wet. I could never bear the thought of putting my head under the water. I rarely went to the beach or to the pool and that suited me just fine. That was until the extended family went for a Queensland holiday.
    I looked at my young granddaughter with envy as she splashed away, happily bobbing under the water to fetch rings from the bottom of the hotel pool. I decided that at my age, it was time to give things another try. After getting myself in there, I was a bit perplexed by all of the kids splashing, but at the shallow end, I was still in control. So far, so good.
    After a few days, my son-in-law decided that he wanted to do an introductory snorkeling course on the reef and he asked me to join him. I was embarrassed to tell him my story and to admit that I was terrified, so I went along, but I was shaking with fear.
    To my surprise, when we assembled for the activity, the instructor seemed to sense that I was scared and paid me a lot of attention, but he was respectful of my fear and didn’t ridicule me in any way. He slowly introduced me to the technique and after a few times when I got water in the snorkel, (from tipping my head back too far), I was actually getting the hang of it.
    I would love to tell you that I swam away from the pontoon and was a total success. The truth was, that I stayed pretty close to the mooring but I did get out there and I put my head under to see the most amazing sights. So that to me was absolutely fabulous. I feel more confident now than ever and would definitely go snorkeling again.
    So for those of you who are a bit water phobic, at least give it a try. Find yourself a professional instructor that understands your fear and at least give it a go. You will have amazing memories of what you saw and a new-found pride in yourself for facing your fears head on.

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Whitsundays

The Whitsunday Islands are an exquisitely arranged assortment of 74 major islands located just off the Airlie Beach coastline, in Queensland. Renown for their stunning natural beauty and close proximity to the Great Barrier Reef, the Whitsunday Islands invite travelling families, groups of friends, individuals and couples to enjoy a piece of paradise.