The world’s largest Island, Australia is a Scuba Divers paradise.

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australia With everything from the World’s Largest Coral Reef, Sharks, Wrecks, magnificent beaches, friendly people, great food, and a stable political environment, it’s easy to see why so many people dream of visiting Australia.

Australia has everything you could dream of for a Scuba Diving vacation. Australia has 34,218 kilometres (21,262 mi) of coastline. The Great Barrier Reef, the world’s largest coral reef, lies a short distance off the north-east coast and extends for over 2,000 kilometres (1,240 mi). It is actually visible from space.

There are many islands along the reef that cater to a variety of budgets. Whether you’re looking for a 5 star resorts, or a backpackers hostel, you’ll find it here.

Whales migrate up the coast each year, Tiger sharks follow closely behind. To the south, Great White Shark enthusiasts can do some cage diving.  All around Australia, there are wrecks of all shapes and sizes. The SS Yongala off the coast of Townsville is in 100ft of water and one of the more popular dives in the north.

With so much coastline, there’s plenty of shore diving. Boat Diving is reasonably priced. I think most Boat Diving in Australia is cheaper than in the US. You can find liveaboards for extended dive trips, or spend a night sleeping on a pontoon on the reef.

When not is the water, Australia is fabulous for top side time. An English speaking country, known for its incredibly hospitable locals, Australia is easy to get around, has a great variety of accommodations, is a food lovers mecca and whether you want to spend your time relaxing on a beach, hiking through a rainforest or exploring a dessert, you’ll be able to do it all in Australia.

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