Liveaboard Diving in Great Barrier Reef

What to Expect On a Great Barrier Reef Liveaboard

Take a liveaboard in the Great Barrier Reef, Australia and you will be diving one of the ultimate bucket list destinations for not just every diver, but most of the world's population. Great Barrier Reef liveaboards visit this world-famous and stunning marine area which has earned its name as a 'must visit area' in this spectacular part of the world. Delving a little deeper into people's ambitions, they'll likely cite diving on the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) as one of their life goals. This is for good reason too, as the reef is a 2300 kilometre stretch of unrivalled natural beauty, one of the seven natural wonders of the world, a World Heritage Site, and is THE place to dive on our planet. A liveaboard dive trip is the best way to explore this region as it consists of more than 900 islands and 2900 individual reefs, forming a spectacular turquoise chain from Lizard Island in the north of Queensland, all the way down to close to Heron Island in the south of Australia's 'Sunshine' state.

A Great Barrier Reef liveaboard will take you to the crystal clear tropical waters of the Coral Sea, which is comprised of billions of coral polyps, making it the largest living organism on the planet. It is so large and vast that it is visible from outer space - even if you spent a lifetime exploring the reef, it would be impossible to view it all. Day trips are possible but will only allow you to witness the crowded inner reef for a few hours, and will leave you wishing for more time to explore what is on offer. The best way to truly experience the underwater marvels of this iconic structure is by setting sail on a diving liveaboard cruise lasting a number of days, meaning you will be able to witness a wide variety of the incredible biodiversity that the reef supports. Even aboard a liveaboard cruise, you'll still only touch the surface (pardon the pun!), and no doubt by the end you'll be thinking of planning another similar trip in the near future!

The Great Barrier Reef Underwater

Being the World's largest reef system, you can expect to see pretty much everything you could imagine on a GBR liveaboard tour. You'll see the full complement of reef fish, including Clownfish, Fusiliers, Butterfly Fish, Angelfish, Trout and Batfish, all swimming amongst a backdrop of stunningly colourful hard and soft corals.

If you look hard enough (or more likely your expert Divemaster who'll know where to look!), there's some incredible macro life to be seen as well, such as brightly patterned Nudibranchs and tiny but graceful Shrimp. You won't need to rely on your guide to spot the tons of circling Reef Sharks, elegant Turtles (green and loggerhead), and huge Manta Rays that are present at many sites frequented by liveaboard operators - you'll have to make sure you have your camera handy though as you won't want to miss these creatures in their natural habitat! Other animals that divers report sightings of frequently include Sea Snakes, Cuttlefish, and Leopard Moray Eels.

Some dive sites have their own unique attractions, none more famous than Cod Hole in the northern Ribbon Reefs, home to a friendly and docile family of giant Potato Cod (Grouper), and Maori Wrasse.

All of this life is present all year round, and if you are visiting between June and December, you may have the added bonus of viewing dwarf Minke Whales, Humpback Whales, Dolphins and the annual spectacular coral spawning.

It's also not just beautiful reefs and their associated coral gardens that are on the diving radar here either - the SS Yongala wreck is widely recognised as one the finest dive sites on the planet, situated towards the southern end of the reef.

Dive Sites & Areas On The Great Barrier Reef

It would be naive to write about every single dive site on the Great Barrier Reef, as it's likely you'd be here for a lifetime if so! The few 'best of', and on many liveaboard itineraries, are described below:

OSPREY REEF is famous for its 40m+ visibility and almost guaranteed sitings of large numbers of sharks at North Horn. Located in the Coral Sea, and accessible via liveaboard from Cairns, the reef features many small caverns and swim-throughs, making the dive sites here fun for everyone.

RIBBON REEFS Lie to the north of Cairns. Isolated they are only reachable via a few liveaboards. They are a chain of ten individual reefs offering sheltered warm waters, and due to their remoteness are in pristine condition.

MILLN REEF is a spot perfect for snorkelling and diving and is also a great place to do a night dive (sleeping turtles and crabs are common) if you wish. It consists of 3 large coral pillars, located around 60 kilometres from Cairns.

FLYNN REEF Features arguably Australia's best coral garden, is a place where you can see the full array of hard and soft coral that the GBR has on show.

COD HOLE has a resident family of giant Potato Cod which will let you take some fabulous close up photos - there are not many places you can take a selfie with a fish that is likely larger than you! Don't worry though, they're ever so friendly and curious, and love interacting with divers. Here it's common to see the sometimes even larger Maori Wrasse aswell. This site is part of the Ribbon Reefs.

LIZARD ISLAND is a national park on an island of the same name, situated to the very north of the GBR. It's a tropical paradise, ideal for unwinding after a few days of diving or honing your diving skills prior to a trip in the calm, sheltered waters that surround it.

NORTH HORN is one of the more well-known parts of Osprey Reef and is renowned for its famous shark feed, where divers are almost guaranteed to see a wide range of these predators, including Grey Reefs, Silkys, Silvertips and Hammerheads.

BOUGAINVILLE REEF benefits from an exposed position on the outer reef, which does mean it can only be visited by liveaboard and when conditions permit. As a result, it offers some of the most unspoilt and pristine diving in all of Australia, regularly frequented by Manta Rays and Turtles.

SS YONGALA WRECK is a wreck that has long been recognised as one of the finest dive sites in the world. Sunk in 1911, the ship is relatively intact, having developed a mesmerising variety of corals and boasting some of the most diverse marine life on the whole of the GBR.

Tips For Divers

There is diving to suit every level of diver on the Great Barrier Reef, from calm, gentle, warm waters for newbies, to challenging swim-throughs and caves for the more experienced. Some trips will require evidence of dive experience, but there are many that request no minimum logged dives. Most of the time full equipment is available to rent (please check this!), but remember to bring your certification. You'll also want your logbook as recording what you've seen is all part of the fun! Visibility is always great - often well in excess of 25 metres, and sometimes over 40. Water temperatures range from 22 to 30 degrees Celsius.

The native language of Australia is English, although commonly dive crews will speak a variety of others. Currency is the Australian Dollar, and ATMs are easily found onshore (not onboard though!). Internet access, healthcare, and transport in Australia are of high quality, although as always please ensure that appropriate travel insurance has been purchased.

Getting To The Great Barrier Reef

Undoubtedly the best method of exploring the GBR is sailing through the Coral Sea amongst the reef on an Australian liveaboard dive cruise.

LiveAboard.com has several cruises to choose from to suit every budget, with the vast majority departing from the port of Cairns in Queensland. There are a few small regional airports (for example Townsville, Rockhampton, Lizard Island) where it is possible to fly into from other areas of Australia, but by far the easiest, cheapest and convenient way to visit the reef is to fly directly into Cairns. Its airport has good international connections, allowing most visitors to fly directly from many overseas locations, although many daily flights also arrive here from the major hubs of Sydney and Melbourne, in case one of your first Australian destinations is there.


Great Barrier Reef Diving Reviews

  • 9.2 Superb
  • 198 Verified Reviews
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Scott W
  • Australia Australia

Some sites better than others but always a positive experience.

Diving Great Barrier Reef in December on the Ocean Quest

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Rachel D
  • United States United States

So much fun! There were so many different dives sites with a variety of marine life!

Diving Great Barrier Reef in November on the Ocean Quest

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Nicola B
  • Australia Australia

Really beautiful, stunning fish, turtles and aharks

Diving Great Barrier Reef in September on the Ocean Quest

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Ellie H
  • United States United States

Amazing. I saw so much wildlife, and I saw all the wildlife I was hoping to see and then some. I saw sharks, turtles, cuttlefish, lionfish, eels, groupers, wrasses, pipefish, and so much more!

Diving Great Barrier Reef in September on the Ocean Quest

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Samuel C
  • United States United States

The diving was spectacular, although you can tell the reef isn't what it used to be. About 40 % give or take is very stressed or outright dead.

Diving Great Barrier Reef in September on the Pro Dive Cairns

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Dale T
  • United States United States

Wonderful, vis was not as great as hoped for due to winds and waves but it was managed well and great dives.

Diving Great Barrier Reef in September on the Ocean Quest

  • 8.0 Very good
  • theodora A
  • Netherlands Netherlands

Very nice. Beautiful fish and corals.

Diving Great Barrier Reef in September on the Ocean Quest

  • 9.2 Superb
  • James G
  • New Zealand New Zealand

Gorgeous! Some limited bleaching, but stunning.

Diving Great Barrier Reef in August on the Ocean Quest

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Art S
  • United States United States

An experience that should not be missed. What we experienced was amazing but also you see the stress the reef is under and that part should spur us all to do more to save it.

Diving Great Barrier Reef in September on the Ocean Quest

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Luk V
  • Belgium Belgium

Perfect visibility, still very good coral, but also pieces of dead coral

Diving Great Barrier Reef in August on the Ocean Quest Liveaboard

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Guillaume B
  • France France

Amazing dives with a full picture of the marine life and reefs.

Diving Great Barrier Reef in August on the Spirit of Freedom

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Alicia W
  • United States United States

Beautiful! Sad in some places. I see it regrowing, so gives me a little hope. Amazing animal sightings!

Diving Great Barrier Reef in August on the Ocean Quest

  • 8.4 Very good
  • Gwendalyn P
  • United States United States

Incredible. Beautiful and unique!

Diving Great Barrier Reef in August on the Spoilsport

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Christian R
  • Colombia Colombia

The Great Barrier Reef is beautiful! Tons of animals and corals to awe upon

Diving Great Barrier Reef in August on the Pro Dive Cairns

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Thomas K
  • United States United States

GBR had a good amount of sea life.

Diving Great Barrier Reef in August on the Ocean Quest

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Gregory D
  • United States United States

Amazing, the abundance of sea life was spectacular.

Diving Great Barrier Reef in August on the Pro Dive Cairns

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Koen V
  • Belgium Belgium

Very nice. Lots of corral dying, but Sri enough to see.

Diving Great Barrier Reef in July on the Pro Dive Cairns

  • 7.6 Good
  • Steven L
  • United States United States

Good. Visibility was not great. Variety of wild life was good but not great.

Diving Great Barrier Reef in July on the Ocean Quest

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Amber B
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Fantastic - lots of variation of corals and fish. We saw turtles and reef sharks.

Diving Great Barrier Reef in July on the Pro Dive Cairns

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • ricky W
  • Ireland Ireland

Great, saw sharks, turtles and all the fish you can imagine. Did the flouro night dive which was quite trippy. There were some humpback whales around too- you could hear them under the water

Diving Great Barrier Reef in July on the Ocean Quest

  • 9.2 Superb
  • AMIKA S
  • United States United States

Amazing to be the only ones out at those dive sites.

Diving Great Barrier Reef in July on the Pro Dive Cairns

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Ngung Chia S
  • Singapore Singapore

Good site for areas in the north

Diving Great Barrier Reef in July on the Spoilsport

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Kathryn C
  • New Zealand New Zealand

Fantastic healthy dive sites with plenty of marine life - lots of marine megafauna and macro life.

Diving Great Barrier Reef in July on the Spoilsport

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Mary B
  • United States United States

It was great! More colors than I’m used to seeing on the reefs and lots of fish and turtles!

Diving Great Barrier Reef in July on the Pro Dive Cairns

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Eric L
  • United States United States

I waited my whole life to finally see the Great Barrier Reef, and I have to say - the wait was worth it. The dive sites were incredible!

Diving Great Barrier Reef in June on the Spoilsport

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Joel H
  • United States United States

Fantastic! Great sites, great visibility

Diving Great Barrier Reef in July on the Ocean Quest

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • James P
  • United States United States

It was great. Unfortunately, the damage to the reef is very obvious.

Diving Great Barrier Reef in June on the Pro Dive Cairns

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Elisabeth L
  • United States United States

Very interesting and amazingly diverse.

Diving Great Barrier Reef in June on the Ocean Quest

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Vicky H
  • United States United States

Great. The coral gardens were beautiful and marine life was plentiful.

Diving Great Barrier Reef in June on the Ocean Quest

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Howard K
  • United States United States

Kind of depressingly dead... still worth it

Diving Great Barrier Reef in June on the Ocean Quest

  • 6.4 Review score
  • VICTORIA C
  • Australia Australia

Sad because there was lots of dead coral

Diving Great Barrier Reef in May on the Pro Dive Cairns

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Bob C
  • United States United States

Fantastic dives - iconic sites. Pinnacles were great

Diving Great Barrier Reef in April on the Spoilsport

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Gary E
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Pretty good. The coral isn't as colourful as some other places, but the marine life is still plentiful and thriving. We got to see so many turtles too, which was amazing.

Diving Great Barrier Reef in May on the ScubaPro III

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Nick S
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Best diving I have ever done

Diving Great Barrier Reef in May on the Pro Dive Cairns

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Adam F
  • United States United States

The boat was great, but the viz was a little disappointing. The reef was pretty vibrant, but you can see the stress its under.

Diving Great Barrier Reef in April on the ScubaPro III

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Julie P
  • France France

Like flying over à gorgeous coral garden, I think this was the richest in terms of diversity.

Diving Great Barrier Reef in April on the ScubaPro II

  • 8.4 Very good
  • Brice N
  • United States United States

Easy, intro to diving trainers were well educated and motivated to keep us safe.

Diving Great Barrier Reef in April on the Ocean Quest

  • 8.4 Very good
  • David N
  • Australia Australia

The diving was generally OK. The choppy seas presented some challenges. Plenty of critters to see and some good scenery.

Diving Great Barrier Reef in April on the Spoilsport

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Chelsea
  • United States United States

It was beautiful. We were able to see so much marine life, especially sea turtles! It is sad to see the coral bleaching up close but it is a reality.

Diving Great Barrier Reef in May on the Spoilsport

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Dave B
  • United States United States

Great. Some coral damage but far better than expected.

Diving Great Barrier Reef in May on the Spoilsport

  • 9.2 Superb
  • STEVEN S
  • United States United States

Fun, but the wind kept the bottom stirred up and the visibility down.

Diving Great Barrier Reef in April on the ScubaPro I

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Leonardo S
  • Brazil Brazil

The great barrier reef is something you should do once in a lifetime and I would recomend a LiveAboard. You don't see much life as I though it would have, but if you get a LiveAboard, you will eventually see sharks, rays, turtles and tons of fish. Also, it's amazing to be on the side of a 15m wall of reef. And there are so much to see, so many dive sites. For sure something you could not miss.

Diving Great Barrier Reef in March on the Ocean Quest

  • 8.0 Very good
  • Susie R
  • United States United States

It was okay... definitely not the best I've been to, but it was worth seeing. I was pleasantly surprised at the range of fishes though. Not sure about the season though (rough seas and lots of rain and wind and currents) which affected the overall visibility.

Diving Great Barrier Reef in April on the Ocean Quest

  • 8.4 Very good
  • Willem F
  • South Africa South Africa

Very good, coral still in good condition.

Diving Great Barrier Reef in January on the Spoilsport

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Charis L
  • Singapore Singapore

Amazing though coral bleaching is very evident :( great abundance of fish!

Diving Great Barrier Reef in March on the ScubaPro III

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Kenneth S
  • United States United States

Diving the GBR is a must-do experience for every diver; the truly amazing thing about it is the incredible variety. There are so many dive sites along the various reefs that each dive can feel like a new experience.

Diving Great Barrier Reef in March on the Ocean Quest

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Ye C
  • China China

Maybe because of the rain, the water is not so clean. But still beautiful

Diving Great Barrier Reef in February on the ScubaPro I

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Kirsty S
  • Australia Australia

The damage to the GBR is substantial so at times it is quite shocking to dive there but when you look closely and you see signs of life returning and bask in the areas that have retained their glory, you know there is no place on earth quite like it and feel blessed to be there.

Diving Great Barrier Reef in February on the Ocean Quest

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Susan S
  • United States United States

Such a beautiful place. So much to see

Diving Great Barrier Reef in January on the Ocean Quest

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Dorena R
  • United States United States

It was amazing and special.

Diving Great Barrier Reef in January on the ScubaPro III

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Emilia H
  • United States United States

Amazing. It's definitely a bucket list item, and the fact that we got to stay there overnight and see the reef in the day and at night - and in several locations - was priceless

Diving Great Barrier Reef in January on the ScubaPro I

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Alfredo P
  • France France

Amazing biodiversity and excellent conditions! Excellent visibility, warm (or even hot) water and loads of underwater fun!

Diving Great Barrier Reef in December on the ScubaPro III

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Kit N
  • Singapore Singapore

Great! 10/10 would recommend

Diving Great Barrier Reef in December on the ScubaPro I

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Rebekah M
  • United States United States

It was nice to dive in warm water with so much clarity and see all the colors and species. Not as many starfish as I expected though.

Diving Great Barrier Reef in November on the Ocean Quest

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • SOOBIN Y
  • South Korea South Korea

My second time to vist Great Barrier Reef and always loved it.

Diving Great Barrier Reef in December on the Ocean Quest

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Clarissa Y
  • United States United States

The diving was really vibrant and amazing, with a wide variety of reef fish, ocean fish, sea life, nudibranch, corals, eels, snakes, and much more.

Diving Great Barrier Reef in September on the Spoilsport

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Cynthia G
  • United States United States

Beautiful. Varied fish and coral warm temps calm weather

Diving Great Barrier Reef in October on the ScubaPro II

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Abi B
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Awesome - saw all of the marine life I was hoping to see and more!

Diving Great Barrier Reef in October on the Ocean Quest

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Eric C
  • United States United States

Fantastic! Saw tons of fish and coral and sea turtles

Diving Great Barrier Reef in August on the ScubaPro I

  • 8.0 Very good
  • kumjin K
  • South Korea South Korea

this the third trip for diving.. this site is not for the experienced diver. but very good and safe site for the beginners. and most corals were dead.

Diving Great Barrier Reef in July on the Ocean Quest

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Sheridan V
  • Australia Australia

As a first time diver, awesome. Plenty of simple and easy dives.

Diving Great Barrier Reef in July on the Rum Runner

  • 8.4 Very good
  • Petra K
  • Austria Austria

Diving was decent, but visibility wasn't great (7-15m depending on the day), fish were much bigger than seen before but diversity was limited

Diving Great Barrier Reef in July on the ScubaPro I

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Nicole W
  • United States United States

It was very nice. I hear there are better reef systems that are further out but this is offered on longer dive trips.

Diving Great Barrier Reef in June on the ScubaPro I

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Shira G
  • United States United States

Lovely, but upsetting to see so much dead coral

Diving Great Barrier Reef in June on the Ocean Quest

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Denise B
  • United States United States

The first site was a bit underwhelming. Once on the other reef sites got better each day!

Diving Great Barrier Reef in May on the Ocean Quest

  • 8.0 Very good
  • Matthew G
  • United States United States

Exceeded my expectations! It was stunning and full of life. I loved seeing so much variety of sea life, corals, colors and bommies!! There was so much fresh new life it was nice to see. We saw everything from sharks, turtles, rays and giant bump head parrot fishes to tiny sea life like pink barrier clown fish, nudibranches, etc. Overall, it was an amazing dive experience and I can’t wait to dive the reef again!

Diving Great Barrier Reef in April on the ScubaPro II

  • 8.4 Very good
  • Vorayos R
  • Thailand Thailand

Dive Sites are amazing, so many corals and the landscape are very beautiful. The trip there was not very present though, very rough current and the trip is 3 hours on the boat. However when I got there it was worth going through that journey.

Diving Great Barrier Reef in April on the ScubaPro I

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Roy H
  • United States United States

Truly a unique opportunity to experience the Reef, our dive spots looked healthy, and were always full of great fish and animals. The unique stabilizers on the Spoil-Sport kept the boat calm, I didn't need to take any sea-sick medicine.

Diving Great Barrier Reef in March on the Spoilsport

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Craig B
  • Canada Canada

I heard the reef was dead/dying but there was a lot of sea life and colour where we were. I don't have any previous GBR dives to compare it to but I thought it was pretty awesome.

Diving Great Barrier Reef in October on the ScubaPro III

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Colin Z
  • United States United States

amazing and will do it again the near future

Diving Great Barrier Reef in September on the Spoilsport Liveaboard

  • 8.0 Very good
  • Janan W
  • United States United States

The diving at the Great Barrier Reef was wonderful. We were fortunate to see a great variety of healthy, beautiful coral and fantastic array of fish .

Diving Great Barrier Reef in October on the Ocean Quest

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Sara M
  • United States United States

I had a great time diving the Great Barrier Reef. I saw lots of animal life.

Diving Great Barrier Reef in September on the Ocean Quest

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Darrell S
  • United States United States

Amazing views, diversity of fish and everything I expected and more.

Diving Great Barrier Reef in September on the Ocean Quest

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Terence K
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Generally easy diving, not much current, good vis

Diving Great Barrier Reef in August on the Spoilsport

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Ailin K
  • Taiwan Taiwan

I think diving is very easy there. Cute and pretty.

Diving Great Barrier Reef in July on the Ocean Quest

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Dana C
  • United States United States

Lovely. My favorite dive happened to be in the Ribbon Reefs in the GBR. Lot's to see visibility was great. We had strong current the entire trip which was true here as well.

Diving Great Barrier Reef in May on the Spoilsport

  • 8.4 Very good
  • Mark G
  • Australia Australia

Clear, calm and spectacular views in various locations with excellent, trained staff equiped with invaluable local knowledge

Diving Great Barrier Reef in May on the ScubaPro I

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Jessica M
  • United States United States

Fantastic, but some visibility issues due to recent typhoon

Diving Great Barrier Reef in April on the Ocean Quest

  • 8.0 Very good
  • Dirk V
  • Belgium Belgium

I'm glad to see the sites we did are still in decent shape

Diving Great Barrier Reef in March on the Spoilsport Liveaboard

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Jose R
  • United States United States

Best diving experience I've ever had. Amazing variety of flora and fauna, as well as great water temperature.

Diving Great Barrier Reef in March on the Ocean Quest

  • 8.0 Very good
  • Christopher D
  • Canada Canada

Wonderful All the pastel colours of Easter! The fish,the turtles the Trevallys,the reef sharks

Diving Great Barrier Reef in March on the Ocean Quest

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Zachary R
  • United States United States

Indescribable. The area is so vast, that I feel absolutely comfortable booking another trip as I know it'll take a great deal of time to properly explore what the reef has to offer.

Diving Great Barrier Reef in March on the Spoilsport Liveaboard

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Mitchell G
  • United States United States

Wonderful - this had been on my bucket list for many years and it did not disappoint! The GBR is amazing and so precious. I loved being an observer to this beautiful world under the sea!

Diving Great Barrier Reef in January on the Spoilsport Liveaboard

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • SOOJEONG B
  • South Korea South Korea

Big fishes and beautiful coral and even sharks! Very good.

Diving Great Barrier Reef in January on the ScubaPro I

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Mardi G
  • Australia Australia

An amazing experience. Lots of wildlife, healthy coral, many colourful fish, guaranteed to see a turtle or shark.

Diving Great Barrier Reef in January on the ScubaPro I

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Ben L
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

- For marine life, the reef was excellent. Fish all over at all dive sites, lots of sharks to see and all sorts of different coral to see. - However, all the coral is very pale, at all of the dive sites the coral appeared bleached and pale.

Diving Great Barrier Reef in January on the Spoilsport Liveaboard

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Kyra P
  • United States United States

Reef is so beautiful! So much to see! Favorite dive site was the last one.

Diving Great Barrier Reef in December on the ScubaPro II

  • 8.4 Very good
  • David P
  • Australia Australia

Massive variety of fish, corals were wonderful, some bleaching and dead corals, but mostly alive and lovely. Warm, lovely water, and good visibility in general

Diving Great Barrier Reef in December on the Ocean Quest

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Rene P
  • United States United States

It was a special diving. The night dive (not the flluoro) was excellent. Diving between those sharks and big fishes was a thrill. Rooms are more than adequate.

Diving Great Barrier Reef in December on the Ocean Quest

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Rebecca T
  • Australia Australia

As amazing as everyone says

Diving Great Barrier Reef in December on the ScubaPro III

  • 8.4 Very good
  • Solange S
  • Brazil Brazil

The visibility was spetacular.

Diving Great Barrier Reef in December on the Ocean Quest

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • David V
  • United States United States

Spectacular of course. Beautiful and healthy looking coral. Sharks. Turtles. Giant clams. Clown fish. Hundreds of other species of fish. What more could you ask for than to dive the great barrier reef?

Diving Great Barrier Reef in December on the ScubaPro I

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Russell H
  • United States United States

Due to high winds the first couple of days, the visibility wasn't very good, but the diving was still enjoyable.

Diving Great Barrier Reef in November on the Spoilsport Liveaboard

  • 8.0 Very good
  • Jacqueline L
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Great Barrier Reef is amazing but make sure to go at the right season to see all the colours. Some parts are obviously bleached but there is still plenty to see.

Diving Great Barrier Reef in November on the ScubaPro I

  • 8.4 Very good
  • Sarah N
  • Germany Germany

Only one word: SPECTACULAR 😎

Diving Great Barrier Reef in November on the Spoilsport Liveaboard

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • David E
  • Canada Canada

Excellent diving with beautiful coral and marine life, should be experienced by every diver.

Diving Great Barrier Reef in November on the ScubaPro I

  • 7.6 Good
  • Bryan M
  • Canada Canada

Fairly good visibility and not much current so pleasant diving. Enjoyed seeing all the soft corals & different marine life.

Diving Great Barrier Reef in November on the Ocean Quest

  • 7.6 Good
  • Brian D
  • Canada Canada

Diving in the Great Barrier Reef was amazing as it one of the seven natural wonders of the world.

Diving Great Barrier Reef in January on the Ocean Quest

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Sangwoo H
  • South Korea South Korea

Amazing - I would come back for other reefs I didn't get to dive.

Diving Great Barrier Reef in October on the ScubaPro I

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Taylor M
  • United States United States

The diving was great! Beautiful dive sites.

Diving Great Barrier Reef in October on the Ocean Quest