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Scuba Diving around Cebu Island in the Philippines

Scuba Diving around Cebu Island in the Philippines

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Cebu Island is undoubtedly one of the best diving spots in the Philippines. Cebu has a wealth of colorful corals and numerous kinds of fish as well as a great opportunity to go whale shark watching.... Read more

Five Best Things To Do In Koh Samui Thailand, including scuba diving

Five Best Things To Do In Koh Samui Thailand, including scuba diving

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Like every treasure, Koh Samui has been around for many centuries. But it was in the early 1970’s when two tourists came across the tropical paradise. During those years until the 1990’s,... Read more

Dahab on the Red Sea - Scuba Diving Destination

Dahab on the Red Sea - Scuba Diving Destination

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Dahab, the famous town of the Red Sea Riviera, is a great diving holiday destination for the experienced diver and for someone wanting to obtain their scuba diving certification. World-famous dive si... Read more

Scuba Diving in Thailand. The 5 Big Truths

Scuba Diving in Thailand. The 5 Big Truths

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No other country in the world could offer tourists such varied scuba diving sites like Thailand does. From beginners to seasoned divers, the islands of Thailand have so much to offer, with its amazin... Read more

List of Scuba Diving Courses/Certifications -

List of Scuba Diving Courses/Certifications -

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From Recreational to Professional Dive Courses/Certifications. Padi dive courses list. Read more

Scuba Diving in the Bahamas

Scuba Diving in the Bahamas

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Scuba diving in the Bahamas is one of the world’s most sought after pastimes for thrill seekers fascinated in an underwater world experience that will stay with them for the rest of their live... Read more

Scuba Diving Lombok and Gili Islands off Bali in Indonesia

Scuba Diving Lombok and Gili Islands off Bali in Indonesia

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Lombok is an island located east of Bali and accessible by air, fast boat or public ferry.The simple pleasure of sunshine, white sandy beaches in quieter settings than Bali, unique culture, stunning ... Read more

Scuba Diving beautiful Koh Samui island in Thailand

Scuba Diving beautiful Koh Samui island in Thailand

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Koh Samui is a beautiful island in the Surat Thani region of Thailand. The majority of the professional scuba diving schools and dive shops in this area are affiliated with the SSS network. On Koh Sa... Read more

Scuba Diving off the Island of Crete in Greece

Scuba Diving off the Island of Crete in Greece

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Crete is the largest and most populated island in Greece's Mediterranean link of islands. Its warm waters offer virtually ideal year-round diving conditions. In the winter months of December and Janu... Read more

The Perfect Scuba Diving Adventure in Key West, Florida!

The Perfect Scuba Diving Adventure in Key West, Florida!

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It’s not surprising that divers across the world hail Key West, Florida as one of the best locations for scuba diving. Apart from the scenic landscape that’s distinctive of the Florida ... Read more

Whale sharks off Utila island in Central America.

Whale sharks off Utila island in Central America.

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For many years the local fishermen of Utila knew about a huge fish that swam around the shores of Utila- it was called “Old Tom”, the largest of fish, today we know it as the Whale Shark.... Read more

Choosing a Dive Center to do your IDC (Instructor Development Course)

Choosing a Dive Center to do your IDC (Instructor Development Course)

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When you take your PADI Instructor Development Course you will find it is made up of two parts; the Assistant Instructor Course and the Open Water Scuba Instructor Course. Once these are completed yo... Read more

Scuba Diving with thescubadivingdirectory.com team in Honduras on the island of Roatan.

Scuba Diving with thescubadivingdirectory.com team in Honduras on the island of Roatan.

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We loved the only 2.5 hour direct flight from Houston to Central America and the  island of Roatan, and love the nice locals as well as all the xpats of Americans, English, Italians and even Sou... Read more

Scuba Diving the Sha’ab Abu Nuhas Reef in the Red Sea

Scuba Diving the Sha’ab Abu Nuhas Reef in the Red Sea

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Sha’ab Abu Nuhas is a coral reef northwest of Shadwan Island in the northern Red Sea. It is a navigation hazard because it projects into the shipping channel, as evidenced by the (at least) 7 s... Read more

Scuba Diving Cebu in the Philippines

Scuba Diving Cebu in the Philippines

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Scuba diving in the Philippines would not be complete without a visit to the coral reefs of Cebu. Up until recently the area was a marine reserve belonging to the administration of two of the largest... Read more

Choosing a Scuba Diving Resort or Dive Center

Choosing a Scuba Diving Resort or Dive Center

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When deciding which dive center or location to go scuba diving, you should consider if the resort is well managed and run by experienced CMAS, ITDS and PADI certified instructors, and do local diving... Read more

Benefits of Scuba Diving with Nitrox

Benefits of Scuba Diving with Nitrox

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Over the past 20 years there have been many advances in the scuba diving world because of the availability of diving with enriched nitrox air. Put into simple terms, nitrox is air with more oxygen in... Read more

Scuba Diving and Flying - What you must do and must not do!

Scuba Diving and Flying - What you must do and must not do!

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Many divers have asked, "What are the reasons why I am forced to wait until clear to fly after a dive." The reason is all down to something called pressure. When we are positioned on the ground, in o... Read more

Red Sea Marine Life, Healthy & amazing!!

Red Sea Marine Life, Healthy & amazing!!

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Any attempt to describe the marine life of the Red Sea risks drowning in superlatives--it is extraordinary, unparalleled, marvellous, incredible, and truly wondrous. It was not by chance that Jacques... Read more

Greek Dive Spots - Scuba Diving with the Gods in Crete

Greek Dive Spots - Scuba Diving with the Gods in Crete

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Greece, and certainly Crete, is surrounded with an air of ancient mystery and classic history. The birthplace of Zeus, and said to be Goddess Kalypso’s Lost Kingdom, the island is a huge attrac... Read more

Dive and Snorkeling Sites off Ambergris Caye, Belize

Dive and Snorkeling Sites off Ambergris Caye, Belize

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  Along the entire length of Ambergris Caye the reef is comprised of spectacular three dimensional coral formations which include canyons, grottoes and tunnels. Curiously, the more common reef f... Read more

Our visit to Utopia Dive Village Resort on Utila Island in Honduras

Our visit to Utopia Dive Village Resort on Utila Island in Honduras

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Since becoming on of our Dive Resort advertisers last year, Utopia Dive village Resort has been on our list of places to visit. If you like remote, quiet and relaxing places to visit and dive, you mu... Read more

Cayman Islands Diving – Grand or Little Scuba Exploration?

Cayman Islands Diving – Grand or Little Scuba Exploration?

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The Cayman Islands, just south of scuba in Cuba, continues to be a vastly popular area of the world to enjoy scuba diving. They offer a huge array of dive sites and exploration opportunities, in addi... Read more

Scuba Diving with the Lionfish: A Great Catch!

Scuba Diving with the Lionfish: A Great Catch!

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The lionfish is one of the most beautiful creatures that divers can behold underwater. It is a fish characterized by spiky fins, and a color combination of striped red, yellow, brown, yellow, or blac... Read more

Coral Bay Diving – The Ningaloo Reef - Australia’s Forgotten Reef

Coral Bay Diving – The Ningaloo Reef - Australia’s Forgotten Reef

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If you’re thinking of heading out to Australia for some of the best scuba diving in the world then you’re probably already thinking of the Great Barrier Reef. However, Western Australia h... Read more

Great Thailand Popular Dive Locations Map

Great Thailand Popular Dive Locations Map

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Heres a map of just some of the amazing diving locations in Thailand that one of our Global Divers sent to us. Read more

Unigue Dive Sites on the Kohala Coast of the Big Island of Hawaii

Unigue Dive Sites on the Kohala Coast of the Big Island of Hawaii

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Few people can disagree that Hawaii boasts one of the top diving destinations in the world. It's amazingly diverse ecosystems contain much marine life that can be found nowhere else in the world. Add... Read more

Man proposes to girlfriend while Scuba Diving in Mexico

Man proposes to girlfriend while Scuba Diving in Mexico

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So sweet. A couple of scuba divers decide to go for a dive. The boyfriend plans his proposal for 6 months, then pops the question below the surface off the Mexico coast. By the excess bubbles, the ... Read more

Scuba Diving Hurghada on the Red Sea

Scuba Diving Hurghada on the Red Sea

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The best time to come out to the Red Sea area of Hurghada is during the months from March to September. Diving conditions are perfect here during this period, although July and August can get oppress... Read more

Scuba Diving the Banco Chinchorro atoll in the western Caribbean.

Scuba Diving the Banco Chinchorro atoll in the western Caribbean.

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Diving Banco Chinchorro, the western hemisphere´s largest coral atoll, is on most seasoned divers´ shortlist. It has earned a reputation as one of the last unspoiled dive destinations thi... Read more

Scuba Diving in Fiji.

Scuba Diving in Fiji.

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FIJI diving stats: Great for: Large animals and non-diving activitiesNot so great for: WrecksDepth: 5 - 40mVisibility: 5 - 35mCurrents: Usually gentle but occasionally strongSurface Conditions: Can b... Read more

Divers blow amazing rings of air in spectacular underwater competition

Divers blow amazing rings of air in spectacular underwater competition

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These breathtaking pictures capture divers blowing beautiful bubbles - at a bizarre underwater competition. They were taken at the first ever King Of The Bubble contest, which requires contestants to... Read more

Top 5 Hurghada Scuba Diving Sites in the Red Sea

Top 5 Hurghada Scuba Diving Sites in the Red Sea

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Egypt remains one of the most popular destinations for scuba diving in the world. With the Red Sea holding a diverse variety of marine life, and water temperatures ranging between 20°C and 27°... Read more

Post Dive Flying – Flying Implications After Scuba Diving

Post Dive Flying – Flying Implications After Scuba Diving

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The experience of scuba diving and the variety of dive sites which are spread across the world mean that it is only natural that you’ll probably be flying before and after your trip. Whilst you... Read more

Scuba Diving the Beauty of Bunaken in Indonesia!!!

Scuba Diving the Beauty of Bunaken in Indonesia!!!

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Beauty is being able to Scuba Dive along with other creatures of the sea , moving to the rhythm of the waves? In the Bunaken Marine Park, you will encounter that beauty, and you can also get a glimps... Read more

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Jan 02
2013

Scuba Diving the Breat Barrier Reef off Port Douglas, Australia

Posted by: sddiver96

sddiver96

The Great Barrier Reef off the eastern coast of Australia is easily one of the most fascinating sites seen anywhere on the globe. The UNESCO World Heritage Site is the largest reef in the world and has some 3,000 reefs dotted for over 1,650 miles and forming some 900 tiny islands. It is so large that it can be seen from outer space and it is small wonder that scuba divers from all over the world want to bag this dive and describe as the ultimate dive of all.


There are a number of dive centers based in Port Douglas in Queensland who will also take scuba divers out to the reefs where the first stop is a small group of islands known as the Low Islets. Next the boat will stop off at the largest reef in the area called Batt Reef and then on to Tongue Reef, St. Crispin Reef and Agincourt Reef.
The Great Barrier Reef has been made up of literally billions of tiny microorganisms or coral polyps. The sea temperature around the reefs is simply like bath tepid warmth. In January (the summer months) the coastal waters around the reef can get up to around 29C (84F) and even in the cooler season around July and August the seas are still averaging around 24C (75F). 


Cairns is a great city to base yourself if you want to go on a scuba diving adventure in the Great Barrier Reef. There are some top diving centres here that will provide transport, equipment and accommodation for the adventurous diving fraternity. There are many diving centers in Cooktown, another great area for seeing the reefs. 
There is simply too much to see when you dive around the Great Barrier Reef. There are as many as 400 different corals, 4,500 different species of mollusks and some 1,800 different species of fish. Scuba divers will witness star fishes, sea serpents, turtles and other marine mammals all living on a reef that is a shallow as just a few inches in many places despite being several miles off the Queensland coast. 


Scuba divers are finding new species of crustaceans, tunicates, fish and crabs almost on a weekly basis. Every day on the reef is different as the coral reef is changing all the time. Scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef is truly the ultimate diving experience.

 

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