Experiencing the Marine Life of the Great Barrier Reef
The best time to conquer the underwater peaks is from August to January. In This period is the best underwater visibility. From June to August in Australia is the winter when the water is coldest and temperature is around 22 Aï¿½ C (72 Aï¿½ F). For Australians water is cold.
One of the most notable attractions is the Great Barrier Reef, which is part of the World Heritage List and is the largest marine park in the world. It is rich with marvelous corals and has a wondrous underwater world of plants. It is home for 1,500 types of fish, 400 species of coral, 4000 types of snails, and countless sponges, starfish, sea urchin and other sea life inhabitants. This reef is a reason of many visitors who wants to experience a unique diving or snorkeling. It stretches over 2000 km (1240 miles) of length starting from Lady Elliot Island off Bundaberg up to Papua New Guinea. This is every diver’s dream and calling.
Although the reef is home not only to a spectacular fish that live in the wonderful beautiful coral, but reef is also home to many other creatures as the loggerheads turtles, sharks, skates and rays and sea snakes. For most people, Great Barrier Reef is associated with the opportunity to enjoy the underwater world. It’s a great place where you can snorkel, dive, fish or take this opportunity to fly over it, watching the bird’s eye view.
Before you go to dive, you should take time to study about the reef. Courses on the reef will provide a broad knowledge of what plants, creatures are underwater and where the best to go diving. There is a special multimedia presentation called Reef Teach, where a whole team that consists of experienced marine biologists, nature and coral researchers, gives you all that is necessary information on how coral grows in the formation of reefs, what creatures live in and what is their impact, as well shows how to take underwater photos.
One way of looking at the reef are snorkeling. This is one of the best ways how look at gorgeous views of the pink sponges, red sea stars, purplesea urchins and fish of different colors from electric blue to neon yellow. Snorkeling allows to see closer rich marine life, because coral keeps it rich color gamma only when there is a lot of light, so that is the reason why corals grow close to waters surface.