Great Barrier Reef
The Great Barrier Reef
• 360 types of coral
• 5,000 molluscs (like clams and the sea slug)
• 215 species of birds
• 17 species of sea snake
• 6 species of sea turtle (all listed as threatened)
• 600 species of echinoderm ( starfish)
• 30 species of cetaceans (whales and dolphins)
• 22 species of sea birds and 32 species of shorebirds
Things to do:
The Great Barrier Reef is famous for it’s great scuba diving locations. Australia’s Great Barrier Reef offers a range of diving experiences for both the beginner and the experienced diving expert.
To get a complete grasp of the sheer magnitude of the Great Barrier Reef, you need to stop swimming, get out of the water, let your feet leave the pure-white beaches and take to the air!
See the Great Barrier Reef as you fall towards it! The drop zone is based so that your tandem skydive with sky dive cairns takes you over breathtaking views of
the beautiful rainforest.
Human Threats to the Great Barrier Reef
• Walking on them
• Dropping anchors on them
• Dragging diving gear over them
• Breaking them and taking them as souvenirs
• Knocking and grounding boats on them
Fortunately strict guidelines are presently enforced on all tour operators to ensure the protection of this vital natural asset.