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3.5 million years the Coral Sea reefs were similar in coral coverage of today's very magnificent Great Barrier Reef. When the Great Barrier Reef was being formed 300,000 years ago, the Coral Sea Reefs were an important source of Coral for the GBR, both during the Great Barrier Reef formation and during sea level lowering.
The Coral Sea is known for its array of large pelagic life as well as small creatures including myriad crustaceans. So despite weather and bleaching events throughout its history, the Coral Sea reefs appear resilient, boasting an impressive number of both hard and soft corals.
Technically, the Coral Sea reefs and Islands are not a part of the Great Barrier Reef; they lie from 60 - 400 km outside of the Great Barrier Reef boundaries. Yet, even though both are different ecosystems, they form the largest mega system of corals found on the planet. Of the 2500 species corals in the world, 1400 are found in the nutrient rich waters of the GBR and Queensland coast, and with a few hundred of these found in the Coral Sea reefs.
Of the corals remaining in the Coral Sea, it is of the more robust and encrusting types able to survive the warm nutrient poor waters of the Pacific Ocean. And even though the Great Barrier Reef is now under tremendous stresses from climate change, it is still the Great Barrier Reef that offers snorkelers and divers the most diverse array of coral formations and tropical fish species on the planet.
Once you get to Australia, Cairns, or a few days out from the tour date, call us to reconfirm your booking, get an update on the weather, and any other information you might require.
Feel free to contact us directly via phone or email about availability for when you would like to travel and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
Note: We could be out on the Great Barrier Reef diving and snorkeling so could be day or so before we can get in touch.
We make no apologies for what Rum Runner is… a 20m Motor Sailing Schooner, built in 1984, and with a nearly indestructible fiberglass hull. The vessel will accommodate up to 16 guests in multi share twin single bunk areas, semi-private twin single bunk cabins, and a 4-share single bunk cabin. She is the equivalent of a mutli share hostel, just on water.
This is our most booked tour!! The 2 Day / 1 Night Great Barrier Reef tour for both Snorkelers and Certified Divers. Of the 150 tours we operate per year, this is 80% of all our departures. You get to spend over 24 hours at the Great Barrier Reef! That's 2 full days and 1 night aboard Rum Runner, Returns Cairns next day approximately 3.00pm
Diving in this section of the Coral Sea is a great experience for both new and experienced adventurous divers. This trip visits Holmes Reef, a reef system lying some 90 miles outside the Great Barrier Reef. Due to its isolation the reef has incredible visibility abundant sharks and large pelagic fish life.
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