Are you planning your next Great Barrier Reef scuba diving trip? We know it’s not always easy deciding which area to dive and where to base yourself when there is so much on offer. Here at Blue Dive in Port Douglas we understand that when you are scuba diving Great Barrier Reef dive sites you want to dive the best of the best and that’s what why we offer daily trips to the Agincourt Ribbon Reefs. These reefs are known for being among the most pristine reefs of the entire Great Barrier Reef.
Following on from some great feedback about our last blog post we are going to keep on the theme of turtles.
Every day when I take people out to the Great Barrier Reef from Port Douglas I ask my divers what animals they most want to see on their dives? By far the most common response to that question is ‘TURTLES!’
A great video courtesy of @johnny_gaskell of a Green sea turtle enjoying a jellyfish lunch on the Great Barrier Reef.
On our dives at the Agincourt and Opal reefs we regularly see Green and Hawksbill turtles. Continue reading “Turtle eating a jellyfish lunch”
A very special way to experience the Great Barrier Reef is aboard your own private boat.
Blue Dive work very closely with MV Monsoon to provide private snorkel and dive charters from Port Douglas.
We run day, overnight and multi day dive charters from Port Douglas aboard Monsoon to the outer Great Barrier Reef. On these private dive charters where we have the opportunity to snorkel and dive on the reefs including the Escape, Agincourt, Opal, St Crispins, Chinaman, Undine and Tongue Reefs.
Monsoon is a 54ft (18 metre) classically styled vessel capable of accessing the outer reef in 1.5-2 hours depending on location. She was custom built for comfort both at sea and onboard, featuring the latest in marine technology.
The vessel can comfortably sleep up to 4 guests across 2 cabins for overnight or multi-day trips and boasts a large interior saloon and multiple outdoor areas for soaking up the sunshine and fresh air.
Here in Port Douglas wet season is upon us and what a magnificent time it is!
Stretching from December to April, the wet season is when Port Douglas and the surrounding area, including the Daintree Rainforest, receives more than 60% of its yearly rainfall.
Many locals call this time of year ‘the green season’ as the rainfall results in abundant growth in the gardens of Port Douglas and the surrounding rainforest.
Whether you’re coming to Port Douglas as an experienced certified diver, an introductory diver trying scuba for the first time or considering completing a PADI course and learning to scuba dive this is a fantastic time of the year.
The Coral Sea off Port Douglas is beautifully warm over the summer months with water temperatures between 28-30 degrees celsius (80-86F), no wetsuit required! Continue reading “Wet Season diving on the Great Barrier Reef”
Most visitors come to Port Douglas and tropical north Queelsnad to experience the Great Barrier Reef and World Heritage Rainforest. Continue reading “The beautiful Four Mile beach in Port Douglas”
The Blue Dive blog is a place for us to share great pictures and videos of the Great Barrier Reef, tell tales about its fishy inhabitants and share with you the latest news from Blue Dive Port Douglas. Continue reading “Our first blog post”