Coral Sea - Flinders Reef, Barriere Riff und Coral Sea
Flinders reef stretches over an area of approximately 1000 km2 (600sq miles). By now it recovered really well from coral bleaching which it was effected by in early 2002. However, there are only 1 or 2 excursions offered every odd year. The southern Coral Sea leaves a lot of room for exploratory diving. You get a lot of wall dives, some walls 1000 meters (3300 feet) deep.
The walls are covered in a variety of sponges, gorgonians, soft and hard corals. Some areas look almost like forests of soft coral. You see giant gorgonians in this part of the sea, up to 5 meters (15 feet) big! You\'ll find all kinds of tropical marine life here, clownfish in beautiful anemone, cuttlefish, sea hares, morays, trevally and sharks. The list is endless.