When you hear people talk about wanting to dive in Australia, what they often mean is diving on the Great Barrier Reef. Indeed, the reef (the largest coral reef system in the world) is one of the most coveted diving spots in the world. Its rich biodiversity and marine or coral life makes it’s a truly magical place to explore. If you want to explore Australia to a whole another level, booking a diving excursion is a must in your travel itinerary.
Why Choose the Great Barrier Reef?
Scuba diving provides you with a unique way to get a glimpse of the rich marine life in Australia. Indeed, you will develop a brand new appreciation for its natural beauty once you have seen it underwater. The Great Barrier Reef is the ultimate destination for a lot of leisure and adventure-seeking divers because there is a lot to see and explore. The size of this coral reef system is the largest in the world. Plus, the tremendous amount of diversity in marine life means that you can dive it several times and see new things with every dive.
When to Dive
It is possible to dive the Great Barrier Reef at various times of the year. However, it pays to know the various seasons experienced in Australia and how these can impact the quality of your diving experience.
According to dive experts, the best time to go diving at the Great Barrier Reef would be from the months of July to November. In some dive spots, though, the peak season would start at the month of June. But if you want to dive during the calmest sea condition, it is best to schedule a diving trip from September to February.
If you are worried about jellyfish during your dive, do take note that they are typically active from November to April. However, they rarely cause any problems to divers. It is important to be aware of this information though if you want to avoid them altogether.
Finding a Dive Company
The quality of your experience at diving on the Great Barrier Reef will weigh heavily on the company you choose to take you on the diving trip. Each company differs in the routes they take and include in the excursion. There are also varying perks offered by each company, such as free meals, diving equipment, and diving lessons. Take time to speak with one of the representatives prior to booking your diving trip so you can have any questions addressed directly. If you want to maximize your diving experience and want to check out specific diving spots, ask if those are included in your itinerary.