It is no surprise that virtually any guide on Queensland will include a chapter on diving possibilities and, most prominently, the Great Barrier Reef. Even if you’re not a regular diver, missing out on this natural wonder is definitely a loss. The barrier reef consists of around 3,000 individual reefs and is home to over 1,500 species of fish and 400 species of coral. Beyond the Great Barrier Reef lies the vast Coral Sea, offering great diving possibilities some hundred kilometers out to sea.
The heart of the Queensland diving industry is situated in Cairns, at the northern part of the Great Barrier Reef. Areas further south – such as Heron Island and Flinders Reefs – also have unique diving opportunities. In short: whatever diving experience you’re looking for, Queensland is likely to deliver.