Diving The Great Barrier Reef Cairns & Port Douglas over the past 3 months I was able to capture some fantastic footage diving with 3 different boat companies out from Cairns & Port Douglas. The closest point of the Great Barrier Reef is at Green Island only 26 Klm from Cairns. Majority of this footage is shot at The Agincourt Ribbon Reef Systems from Port Douglas with the dive boat Silversonic Dive & Snorkel.
During September 2012 the IUCN World Conservation Congress in South Korea adopted a resolution congratulating Australia for its landmark announcement to establish the world’s largest network of marine reserves, and urging Australia to proclaim the network swiftly. Just weeks later the Australian Government did just that, and set in law the national network of marine reserves showing the world that Australia means business when it comes to protecting our oceans.
So it was a beautiful sunny blue sky day last Saturday, myself and friend Mitch Calander from Asian Travel blog Kangaculture headed out on a little day trip to The Cairns Tropical Zoo. Cairns being home to The Great Barrier Reef is also home to The Cairns Tropical Zoo housing some of the most amazing wildlife found in Australia. Cairns Tropical Zoo also houses species from all over the world, my favorite being the little Lemurs from Madagascar ! Here’s a little sneak peak from our day out!
So last Sunday the weather was so beautiful, the wind has dropped now that summer is here. So this means that it’s really nice and calm and most of all super warm under water. We jumped on the super new TUSA T6 and blasted out to Flynn Reef. Just amazing diving this time of year I love it ! I have worked up a little sneak peak video below:
Wow, what a night Tuesday 04th DEC 2012. Heading out with a bunch of friends from the local Cairns Dive Industry we had the pleasure to head out to the outer reef with Deep Sea Divers Den to film the once a year Coral Spawning on The Great Barrier Reef. A big thank you to all the crew and my dive buddies Steve Brady, Michelle Kach, Juan Restrepo, Nikki, Tom and Libby! See video below:
Ok so the northerly winds have kicked in and its been hot, really humid, it feels like the build up to the wet season has started already. So with nice warm air 10 / 15 knots of wind it was time to go out and do a dive. It has been about 2 months since my last lot of diving up in Papua New Guinea. We headed out with a local family run company here in Cairns called Reef Experience. Another fantastic day out on The Great Barrier Reef and we were very lucky to have a nice little encounter with a baby hawksbill turtle! See the video below: (Please Note) Select High Definition 1080 for best viewing qualities.
After spending 7-days up at TUFI Resort filming the final edited version of the new TUFI Resort DVD is ready. See below:
This morning we hiked up to the Red arrow trail which is located directly opposite the general aviation side of the airport here in Cairns. When sitting there at the lookout you have a fantastic view east out over the ocean and what was to be an amazing event this morning a solar eclipse. The moon passed in front ot the sun at roughly 6:44am this morning. I took a picture below to show you a little piece of what we experienced. Just Amazing!!