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4 reasons you should not be put off visiting the Great Barrier Reef

4 reasons you should not be put off visiting the Great Barrier Reef

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There is still fabulous diving to be enjoyed

As most of the damage has been confined to the northern region, tourism operators have reiterated that the Great Barrier Reef should still be considered to be one of the world’s premier diving destinations.

Superyacht Australia CEO MaryAnne Edwards said: “The southern regions of the Great Barrier Reef have experienced minimal impact from this natural event. We strongly encourage all visiting yachts to come and experience our beautiful cruising grounds along the Great Barrier Reef. The marinas in this region will go above and beyond to ensure visiting superyachts have the best experience possible”.

Jo Howard, director of Ocean Alliance, added that a luxury yacht charter in Australia would still offer an unforgettable experience.

"The Great Barrier Reef continues to be one of the natural wonders of the world, with hundreds of islands and coral reefs to explore and unique marine life to experience," he added. “Charter clients should not be concerned by the recent misinterpretation of the extent of the coral bleaching. The Great Barrier Reef still offers an incredible charter experience with many areas untouched by the bleaching event.”

Picture courtesy of Shutterstock.com

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