SCUBA diving the Great Barrier Reef (from Cairns)

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SCUBA diving on the Great Barrier Reef is something I’ve wanted to do since I was very little and I’m feel very fortunate and thankful that things fell into place for me to be able to make it happen. I’ll never forget this experience and I hope you’ve enjoyed the video I made highlighting my experience on the reef. Also, this was the first time I ever shot any footage underwater and I had a lot of fun doing it, hopefully I can shoot with something a little more versatile than a GoPro in the future.

Dive Site information:

Coral Gardens (Flynn Reef):
-Bottom Time: 42 minutes
-Max Depth: 15 meters (49.2 feet)

Gordon’s M. (Flynn Reef):
-Bottom Time: 43 minutes
-Max Depth: 17 meters (55.8 feet)

Tracy’s (Flynn Reef):
-Bottom Time: 49 minutes
-Max Depth: 12.3 meters (39.4 feet)

Some of the wildlife that I saw on this dive included a green turtle, bumphead parrotfish, Great Barrier Reef Anemone fish, Pink Anemone fish, a few different species of batfish, clownfish, Maori Wrasse, a Titan Triggerfish, a Kuhl stingray, a few species of angelfish, and also a messmorizing giant blue clam. I went on these dives in September of 2016.

This video is part of a series of videos depicting my travels in Australia as I lived there for an entire year on a “work and holiday visa.” Please consider subscribing for more videos from the beautiful land down under as well as other, SCUBA diving, backpacking, and adventure travel videos!

***If you would like to know more about SCUBA diving on the Great Barrier Reef, here are some references that you may find helpful:

The Quicksilver Group was the operator that took me out to the reef. I rode on the “SilverSwift” vessel and I had a really good experience with them. They can be found here:


Credit for media that is not my own:

-Great Barrier Reef from space image at (TC: 1:05):
By NASA/Kjell Lindgren [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

-Reef map image at (TC: 1:21)
Image Courtesy of Silver Series Cruises

Music Used:
Artist: Fredrik Nyblom
Track: 95′

Artist: Muciojad
Track: waterfalls of love
waterfalls of love by Muciojad Creative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported— CC BY-SA 3.0 Music provided by Music for Creators

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Rating: 5.00

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