The reef is very spcial and deserves to taken proper care of!! The shapes and colours as well as the gtextures of the corals out on the reef are hard to properly describe,so these new underwater cameras are a real treat! On some islands you are actually on the coral without even stepping into the clear and stunning water!! But it kis dead,so you do need to 'get your feet wet' to see the colours and the fabulous sea life which includes some amazing fish!!
Snorkelling on the reef off Cape Tribulation was an amazing experience. Giant clams, sea cucumbers, hundreds of colourful fish of every shape and size. Corals in a rainbow of colours and formations. A true wonderland of nature.
Yes, having been fortunate enough in my work to go to Hayman Island several times, have done this. Just beautiful, leisurely swimming, watching the fabulously coloured fish go by!
AND the corals, wow, all different types & colours. Have still got my original piece of branch coral got on my first trip as a small child, staying at the Royal Hayman Hotel, owned by Sir Reg ANSETT. Any broken coral on the beach was collected by staff & left at each door of guests as souvenir; great idea!
Have 'submerged' with Quiksilver Cruises ex Port Douglas as well. THAT was a whole new surreal experience!
I love the GBR & I wish those who've the power would look after it better, so it remains in the best condition possible.