The Australian Great Barrier Reef

It is a natural wonder like few others. The largest set of coral reefs on the planet. For something it was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1981.

It is located on the northwest coast of Australia and contains more than 400 different varieties of coral, about 1,500 species of fish and 4,000 of mollusks. The whole is a natural spectacle of extraordinary beauty and marine richness. Escaping to swim there is one of the most amazing and impressive life experiences imaginable.

Beauty in its purest form

The habitat included in the Great Barrier Reef has an area of ​​about 348,000 square kilometers. A wonderful environment unique in the world where treasures of incalculable beauty coexist. It is believed that there are on the order of 2,500 reefs of different sizes and shapes, and more than 900 islands that make up a spectacular landscape.

In addition, the great diversity of species that live there make the place one of the richest natural ecosystems in the world: in addition to the varieties that we have previously counted, you can also find a multitude of crustaceans, anemones, sponges, etc. And all this biodiversity gives the Great Australian Barrier Reef great scientific and biological importance.

Its beauty is evident, even if it is observed from the air. You can see from a bird’s eye view the incredible beauty of the seascape , of the islands scattered there, with their paradisiacal beaches and the green patches of the lush forests. On one of these islands is the world’s largest breeding area for the green turtle. And, under the water, the spectacle of corals, with a thousand shapes, sizes and colors, continuously surrounded by the fish that live there. Impressive.