There aren’t enough words to describe what you feel while diving in the great barrier reef inAustralia. Is not only that the freezing water shocked my brain (which it did). September could be the best month to avoid the unfriendly Jellyfish, that like most of the peculiar animals around Australia can kill you. But to be fair is not the best month for a body used to the warm water of the Mediterranean sea.
Nevertheless the experience, as well as the incomparable magnificence of the reef will make any effort worth it. Finally after travelling to Brisbane twice. After the cancelation of the first cruise due to weather conditions, cold wind and rain, EVERYTHING will be forgotten as soon as you dive in the pure and cristaline waters of the reef.
Is the world’s largest coral reef system. The Great Barrier Reef in Australia is composed of over 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands stretching for over 2,300 kilometres (1,400 mi) over an area of approximately 344,400 square kilometres. The reef is located in the Coral Sea, off the coast of Queensland, Australia.
The Great Barrier Reef , Australia can be seen from outer space and is the world’s biggest single structure made by living organisms. This reef structure is composed of and built by billions of tiny organisms; known as coralpolyps. It supports a wide diversity of life and was selected as a World Heritage Site in 1981. Is labeled it one of the seven natural wonders of the world. The Queensland National Trust named it a state icon of Queensland. (Wikipedia)
Lady Musgrave Island
I would have loved to dive in different areas of the barrier reef because as I said it’s a unique experience. Unfortunately it was impossible, so I chose Town of 1770 en
Agnes Water and the visit to Lady Musgrave Island. Not only because of its proximity to Brisbane but also because I had read that the island was one a nesting place
for Green and Loggerhead turtles.
We arrived to 1770 town, a small town near the sea, where I had previously contacted the guys from 1770 Reef Cruises. First of all we chose the day trip to visit Lady Musgrave Island.
The tour took us on a day boat trip to enjoy the great barrier reef and the lagoon.
The way to the island was breathtaking, amazing landscapes and if you are lucky enough you would spot fish, turtles and even whales from the deck.