The Outer Great Barrier Reef - Cairns, Australia. The Reef is Yours!
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After 15 years of running trips to the Great Barrier Reef from Cairns, Santa Maria is running her last few trips over the next few weeks. Her last trip will be on the 1st-3rd October 2010. There will be the normally scheduled trips running until that date with a few spots available for those that wish to join us on the last voyages of this great Cairns icon.
Coral Sea Dreaming will continue to run to the Great Barrier reef on the overnight trip visiting the same great reefs that we have enjoyed for years.
For all those that have sailed on the over the years she will be sorely missed from the Cairns outer reefs. Santa Maria is now for sale, if you are interested please refer have a look at this site.
Mother nature often gives us some amazing experiences, here two dolphins decided they would like to come and do some diving with us. These two friendly dolphins followed and interacted with our divers and snorkelers for quite a long time. Enjoying the interaction and playing along side our guests and tagging along with our divers. An encounter with a dolphin like this is a fantastic experience and will leave memories that last a lifetime.
Remember, we do not feed or do other activities to attract marine life, so this interaction is completely natural. Making the encounter even more special and truly appreciated. The Great Barrier Reef truly is a natural wonder of diverse and wonderful experiences to be had everyday. If you haven’t been yet you owe it to yourself and family come and experience it. It truly is one of the great wonders of the world and has to be seen to be believed. Yes I love this place! :)
For more photos check out our Tour Photos page or to come and experience the fantastic Great Barrier Reef have a look at our website.
Qantas is running a “Discover Australia” special and has some great prices on return economy flights from London to Cairns starting at £783. This is for travel between the 16th April to 20th June 2011. So you have plenty of time to get yourself organised. This deal expires on September 30th 2010 and dependant on availability. As usual please check the Qantas website or your local travel agent for more deals. Don’t forget to book your Great Barrier Reef Adventure early to avoid disappointment.
The foxface or rabittfish was given it’s name from their small, rabbit-like mouths, large dark eyes, and a shy temperament.
The rabbitfish or foxface is an active algae eater on the Great Barrier Reef. They are often seen along with butterfly fish cleaning the coral and reef base. The Foxface grows to about 40cm (16″) long. Their bright and distinct colour bands make them very popular with aquarium owners, they are also relatively easly to keep in aquariums. Often vegetables are added to their diet while they are kept in aquariums.
Rabbitfish also have poisonous spines in their dorsal fins and will use them to protect themselves if they feel threatened. So do not touch or aggrevate these fish. They are also timid fish and will flee if at all possible so this is mainly an issue only in the aquarium environment.