Australia is a land of wonders, both above and below the surface. From vibrant corals to exotic fish, massive rock formations, and ancient shipwrecks, the country's underwater world is a sight to behold. Whether you're an experienced diver or a novice snorkeler, there are plenty of places to explore and experience the beauty of Australia's marine life. Climate change has had an effect on the ecosystem, but thanks to extensive rehabilitation programs, the health of the reef is being preserved.
With the reef stretching over 2,300 km, there are plenty of spots to explore and take in the kaleidoscope of colors. One of the best places to start is off the coast of Port Douglas, where you can visit the Low Isles - a four-acre coral cove surrounded by 55 acres of reefs. Further south along the Queensland coast lies the Whitsundays - 74 white-sand islands surrounded by shimmering turquoise waters. The Ningaloo Marine Park is another great spot for snorkeling and diving.
At 260 km in length, it's the second largest coral reef in Australia and home to the world's largest coral reef. It's also one of the best places in the world to swim alongside whale sharks - the biggest fish in the sea. From April to July, these gentle giants congregate off the coast of Exmouth in record numbers. From July to October, visitors can also join humpback whales as they migrate along the coast of Western Australia.
Strict laws are in place to protect marine life, limiting the number of guests allowed in the water at a time and ensuring that swimmers maintain a safe distance from wildlife. So if you're looking for an unforgettable experience, why not take a plunge beneath the waves and discover Australia's underwater wonders?.