Scuba Diving in the Great Barrier Reef
Businessman Jerry Wiatt, owner of the Treasure Hunt Group, takes time from work to engage in a number of outdoor pursuits, one of which is scuba diving. A PADI-certified advanced diver, Jerry Wiatt has enjoyed scuba diving in a number of popular diving locations, including the Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Queensland in Australia.
The largest coral-reef structure in the world, the Great Barrier Reef is composed of 300 coral cays, 600 continental islands, and close to 2,900 individual reefs. It is the planet’s largest single structure made up of living organisms. Around 2,300 kilometers long, it is also the only living structure in the world visible from space.
The Great Barrier Reef has something to offer everyone, from certified scuba divers to snorkelers. For first-timers there are shallow, calm, and protected spots around the islands, and for more experienced divers there are the outer reefs that provide deeper and more complex sites to explore. Diving trips depart from all the major towns and cities along the coast on a daily basis.