Do you know that life in the ocean varies as we go deep! Plants grow to a depth of about 107 meters. Fish color changes, fish living near surface are often blue ,green or violet. In twilight zone, which is 180 meters down ,fish are silver or light coloured. Many fish living 3000 meter down [...]
Queensland farmers who use reef friendly practices on their properties have been acknowledged at an inaugural award ceremony in Cairns.
The federally funded Reef Rescue program began in 2008 and encourages farmers to increase productivity on their land without hurting the environment.
The reef awards cover a range of agriculture sectors including cattle, grain, sugar [...]
Hope everyone has had a great week. We have had beautiful weather again all this week with a light touch of rain from the low-pressure system that was hanging off the east coast for a while.
There have ben no special standby rates on offer as we are starting to head into busy season and [...]
Still having problems with our blogs not getting posted, so will just post s few “Ocean Facts” today along with the Reef report and some local deals. Hopefully we can get this problem fixed soon! The blogs appear on our web site but not on Facebook for some reason.
Anyway, beautiful weather here now and [...]
The Reef Magic Reef report
At Marine World YOU can choose how you wish to experience the incredible diversity of our marine environment. Don’t want to get wet? No problem, why not jump aboard our semi-submersible or glass bottom boat and enjoy a fascinating and informative narration by our marine biologist. Feeling somewhat adventurous? Try [...]
Fact: The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest reef system Fact: The Great Barrier Reef is composed of over 2,900 individual reef Fact: The Great Barrier Reef has over 900 islands stretching for over 2,600 kilometres Fact: The Great Barrier Reef can be seen from outer space Fact: Tourism to the reef generates [...]
We are well into March now and as our Monsoon season starts to decline winter is in the forefront of a lot of visitors from the southern states.
It’s a good time to come up here as we are a great destination in the colder months of May to July. For one it’s the whale [...]
As I mentioned last week we have finally got our monsoon season (rainy season) which is a welcome change from the hot humid conditions over summer. I know I can be a little off putting to some tourists, but there are a lot of benefits visiting at this time. Especially for the Reef!
First of [...]
I saw a really nice picture of a leafy sea dragon a few days ago and it reminded me of the shore dives I used to do off the south coast of Australia (Victoria state) around Porstsea and Sorrento piers.
We used to see loads of them there, but illegal fishing [...]
We are coming to the end of our peak season now and as it is still in the middle of our monsoon season, I have had a few questions about standby prices.
Most of the dive operators choose this time to do their refits and work on their boats. Reef Quest is having work [...]
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