Cairns is a tropical location in North Queensland, Australia. Located on a coastal strip between the Coral Sea and the Great Dividing Range, it offers great access to diving at the Great Barrier Reef. From Cairns it is easy to travel to the nearby islands, Green and Fitzroy. While diving is the main attraction, there are many other exciting attractions nearby such as the Atherton Tableland and Cape Tribulation.
Composed of over 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands, the Great Barrier Reef is located in the Coral Sea, off the coast of Queensland, Australia. Known to be the world’s largest coral reef system, The Great Barrier Reef is home to many endangered animals, including over thirty types of whales, dolphins, 1,500 fish species, and much more.
This 12-days project aims to restore and preserve while protecting its species in the marine ecosystem. Coral reefs, in particular, provide various marine animals with food, protection, and shelter, but because of human impact, these ecosystems are becoming vulnerable and are in great need of conservation. By teaching volunteers how to scuba dive and then training them to use these skills for the preservation of coral reefs, they gain a deeper understanding of the environmental issues facing the marine ecosystem.
While you are with us you will achieve your Open Water certification and hence, spend your time beneath the surface to collect data and survey the reef and its inhabitants.