The Great Barrier Reef is the largest series of coral reefs in the world, including 2,900 lone reefs to explore. It is off the coast of Queensland, Australia and lies upon 344,400 square kilometres (214,000 square miles) and will keep you busy for pretty much as long as you stay, which can be very long.
The Great Barrier Reef is one of the most popular dive areas in the world, and is a tourists first pick to dive at. People from all over the world come to dive at The Great Barrier Reef and say it is always worth a visit. It is one of the coolest places to visit in Australia, so it’s a nice idea to dive here if you live in Australia or are coming here and like diving.
Climate change is affecting the reefs as well as many other places in the world. How it is affected is while the ocean water WARMS UP, it causes coral bleaching, and the coral bleaching wipes out tons and tons of coral in the reefs every year.
While you’re diving at The Great Barrier Reef you have to watch out, because there’s quite a few venomous sea creatures, including the blue-ringed octopus, that can kill you in minutes, or even seconds.