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Great Barrier Reef

Port Douglas Great Barrier Reef

Agincourt Reef Ribbon Reef

When people mention Australia’s Great Barrier Reef the Agincourt Ribbon Reef always comes up in conversation and the reason for that is because it is known as the most outer reef and the most pristine reef with the abundance of a huge range of marine life species. It is also the preferred destination for the migrating whales to have their calves and the best location for scuba diving and snorkelling. The Agincourt Ribbon reefs are accessible from Port Douglas and only a one and a half hours journey out to the farthest platform for a day tour. They are called the Ribbon Reefs because when you see them from the air they look like ribbons flying in the wind.

Agincourt Ribbon Reef Diving

Scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef off the Queensland coast of Australia is high on the list of all amateur and professional scuba divers because as its name states it is Great for a number of reasons. The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority – in their 2012/13 Reef Report – said that the Agincourt Ribbon Reefs and the Opal Reefs nearby were the “best and most pristine examples of coral reefs in the whole Great Barrier Reef”. The Great Barrier Reef marine park is said to support the greatest concentration of life on the planet with over 1,500 species of fish, 400 different corals, 4,000 species of molluscs and 10,000 types of sponges and six out of the seven species of sea turtles are also found on the reef so it’s no wonder scuba divers flock to Agincourt Ribbon Reefs for both day tours and overnight live aboard scuba diving adventures.

Port Douglas Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef is one of Mother Nature’s seven natural wonders of the world and it is listed as a World Heritage Icon. The reef is also home to the world’s largest species of fish and other unique and amazing marine animals so no wonder tourists from the world over flock to the Great Barrier Reef every year in their millions. It is also known as the cleanest body of water in the world and The Great Barrier Reef is a highly protected fragile eco system that is monitored by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park authority and for every guest that travels to the outer Barrier Reef on a commercial tourism vessel they are charged a Reef Tax that assists in paying for the protection of the Great Barrier Reef.