Diving the Great Barrier Reef is nothing short of a diver’s paradise. Known as the largest living organism on earth, it won’t disappoint with spectacular displays of coral and fish life that will keep you more than occupied on every dive. Each dive site we visit on the Great Barrier Reef has its own personality from the Cod Hole, where you can hang out face to face with the giant potato cods to exploring the Ribbon Reefs for cuttlefish, seahorses and many other hidden creatures.
The Great Barrier Reef divides the Coral Sea along the continental shelf providing the ultimate dive locations, from sheltered coral gardens to open vertical walls.
Travel past the boundaries of the Great Barrier Reef and you will find your self amongst ancient volcanoes that have transformed themselves over the millennia into the world’s best-kept secret for divers. One of these towering seamounts, Osprey Reef, is situated 190 nautical miles north east of Cairns in the Coral Sea. Osprey Reef rises 2000 metres from the ocean floor to be surrounded by crystal deep blue waters making it an oasis for all kinds of sea creatures large and small, some well known and others yet to be discovered. The most northern point of Osprey Reef is North Horn. This is where the all currents converge to create a rich environment for all kinds of wildlife. A dive at North Horn is like no other, with schooling barracuda, tuna, white tip reef sharks, grey reef sharks and schools of hammerhead sharks. Come and join Aroona for the diving experience of a lifetime. Whether you are a beginner or experienced diver, we can tailor your diving trip to suit your needs and skill level.
Ross Miller, your Captain, has been exploring uncharted waters in the Far Northern reaches of the Great Barrier Reef and the Coral Sea for many years, spending as much time below the water as above. He has led drift dives along the sheer walls of Osprey Reef, introduced divers to some of the most unique finds and has a reputation for his amateur photography. His diverse diving background includes many years working side by side with researchers on various projects from satellite tagging tiger sharks to identifying dwarf minke whales on the remote Ribbon Reefs. As an avid free diver, Ross always has an eye out for new exciting parts of the reef to explore.
If you are looking for a dive on the wild side, whether it be with the giants of the Coral Sea or exploring the smallest creatures of the coral gardens, Ross can take you to the underwater wonderland you are looking for diving the Great Barrier Reef.