In addition to famous buildings such as Sydney Opera House, Wharf … the beautiful Australian country is also famous by the Great Barrier reef which is the largest coral reef in the world which attracts many visitors. If you have ever taken a diving course before and want to find a place to see the underwater world, you definitely can’t ignore this experience!
The Great Barrier is a coral reef located in the Coral Sea area, northeast of Australia’s east coast, with about 3,000 separate reefs and 900 islands, this coral reef stretches nearly 2,600km, in the middle of the region nearly 350,000 km2 sea. Part of this reef area belongs to the coral marine park of the same name Great Barrier.
The Great Barrier has more than 400 coral species, both hard coral and soft coral, 15 seagrass species and more than 500 oceanic algae that attract fish and sea turtles. Along with dugongs, six species of rare sea turtles such as Green, Hawksbill, Olive Ridley … and 200 species of birds, white sea eagles, pink terns, 5 thousand species of mollusks and many mussels, Conch shell snail, … 17 species of sea snakes, more than 1500 species of fish.
Therefore, Great Barrier is considered a place with an extremely diverse and abundant marine ecosystem, there are many species of red books in danger, with about 30 species of dolphins and whales noted, especially with the appearance of Indo – Pacific Humpback, Humpback whale …
Coming to the Great Barrier, you can see colorful coral reefs and ocean life from a glass-bottomed boat in the center of the coast like Cairns, Port Douglas, Townsville, Bundaberg, Rockhampton, Mackay, Bai Mission Beach and Airlie. Besides, dive tourists can also experience the calm waters of coral reefs, deep down diving and diving into underwater tunnels and caves.
n 1981, it was recognized by UNESCO as a World Natural Heritage Site and considered by CNN to be one of the seven natural wonders of the world and also became the main symbol of the state of Queensland.