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The world's largest coral reef system, the Great Barrier Reef, is currently experiencing one of the most spectacular events to occur on the reef, is the annual synchronised spawning of corals. Likened to an underwater fireworks display, the spectacular display is proof of the future, the development of the next generation and hope for the reef. Coral spawning really is the biggest reproduction show on Earth, but

With warm temperatures year-round, Queensland is the ideal place to get in the water and explore the amazing underwater world. What a better way to help spread the message of protecting our world’s oceans than by experiencing it for yourself. From whale encounters to helping baby turtles make a dash for the ocean, there are plenty of options to make your marine life experience count. Here are

As Australia begins to recover from the double whammy of Covid-19 lockdowns and the worst bushfire season in history, now more than ever is a good time to spend your tourism dollars down under and discover Australia’s amazing underwater world. From amazing marine experiences to spectacular wreck dives, here are 7 (other) good reasons to book an Australian Diving Holiday and #RoamAtHome underwater. 1. Swim with Whale

PADI®, the Professional Association of Diving Instructors®, have curated a collection of top dive spots to explore in 2020, for divers of every experience level and interest, including first-time divers. With more than 6,600 dive centers and resorts across the globe, and thousands of dive travel packages, PADI provides divers with underwater adventures, worldwide travel opportunities and new perspectives to steward ocean health. As part of the organization's

Far from the traditional ‘fly-and-flop’ Maldivian breaks, Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort, Anantara Veli Maldives Resort, and Naladhu Private Island are offering guests the chance to stay active whilst still enjoying the luxuries of the Maldives. Adventure travellers no longer need to spend their break reclining on the beach; whether it’s viewing the underwater world through a snorkel or surfing the waves around the islands, everyone can get active in the Indian

Luxury expeditions company PONANT is reinforcing its efforts to champion sustainable tourism with the creation of the Ponant Foundation to support projects focused on research, raising awareness or conservation to help protect the oceans, the polar regions and indigenous populations. To mark World Oceans Day, PONANT is announcing the launch of its Foundation*. In addition to taking seriously its day to day activities and commitment to promote sustainable tourism, PONANT wanted

The island of Mauritius is mountainous with breathtaking scenery stretching from the rivers and forests out to the coastal beaches and fringing reefs. This volcanic island offers many outdoor and adventure experiences including breathtaking summits and valleys to explore on foot, underwater adventures with wildlife and spectacular rivers and waterfalls to conquer. Here are some of the best outdoor and adventure experiences to be had in Mauritius. Hiking and trekking Mauritius offers many hiking and

Regarded as one of Earth’s most intelligent animals, dolphins are also highly sociable. This is something I experienced first hand when swimming with wild dolphins in Mauritius. As an ocean lover, nothing fills me with more joy than diving under the surface and seeing the wildlife in their natural habitat. On the West Coast of Mauritius around Tamarin Bay, I set off in the early hours of the morning

A rush of scuba divers from around Australia is expected to begin exploring the underwater wonderland created by the ex-HMAS Tobruk after the launch of commercial operations on February 25. The ship is resting on her starboard quarter about 25 nautical miles from Hervey Bay in 28 metres of water and it will be an extraordinary experience for beginner and experienced divers alike. The side of the ship will be within about 10m of