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Mask and fins are perfect holiday attire in Queensland.

A scuba and snorkel paradise that's home to the Great Barrier Reef, Queensland offers a myriad of colourful and exotic marine life, isolated atolls, amazing walls and bommies, exciting shark feeding stations and intact shipwrecks.

The reef is managed by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) and is a protected World Heritage area. Formed around 10,000 years ago, the coral reefs flourish in the warm seas of Queensland’s tropical coast.

Some 1,500 types of fish, 4,000 types of molluscs, 350 types of echinoderms and 400 types of coral attract divers from around the world each year. There’s a whole new underwater world waiting for you to explore.

Extending along Queensland’s coastline for more than 1242 miles, the colourful beauty of the world’s largest expanse of living coral is an unforgettable diving experience. The Great Barrier Reef comprises 2900 individual reefs and 71 coral islands — all of it unspoiled.

From its famous Reef to the mysterious undersea mountains of the Coral Sea, Queensland offers a mythic range of excellent dive locations, many of which are still unexplored.

Brilliantly coloured coral, magnificent underwater terrain and exotic underwater wildlife are immersed in warm, clear water where visibility is measured in the hundreds of feet and wet suits (like dinner jackets) are seldom required.

Queensland's dive operators are all very concerned about environmental protection of our coral reefs. The Reef is alive. When diving here, please keep this in mind and do your best to help all of us make the diving in Queensland better and better.

After all, it is one of the seven natural wonders of the world! For more information visit www.divingqueensland.com.au.

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