Mitch & Clint – Talk Snorkeling & Diving The Great Barrier Reef

VIDEO – FREE helpful tips on choosing a snorkel or dive tour in Cairns & Port Douglas! With Clint Carroll & Mitch Callander

Mitch & Clint – Talk Snorkeling & Diving The Great Barrier Reef

With the Great Barrier Reef being on top of most people’s bucket list. Mitch Calendar and myself decided we should try and attempt a little conversational style video. We wanted to try and help people figure out how to choose the very best day tour to The Great Barrier Reef from either Cairns or Port Douglas in Australia.


Most of our conversations always start out with can you swim? This might sound like a funny question, but in this modern day of 2015 there are still many people in the world who do not swim. We have found this is mainly due to most people’s location to the ocean. For example if you live in the middle of a large country often hundreds of miles away from the sea, we find that allot of people don’t actually swim very much! Makes sense right!


Another question we commonly get is, which is the best reef to visit? Now the only way to honestly answer this is, you have to go and visit the reef many times! At just over 2800klm long and roughly 45/50klm wide. The Great Barrier Reef is made up of thousands of smaller reef systems that all vary in shape, size, coral growth and fish species.


Ad to the equation different times of the year and weather patterns, you really just have to get out there as much as possible to try and gain a solid understanding of what this giant living organism is. At just over 400 dives myself I’m still finding new species of fish and corals that I have never seen before. I don’t tell people this to boast, but to let you know that even after hundreds of hours of diving on the Great Barrier Reef you will still be finding new species of fish and coral.


Extending up from the Southern end of the reef down near Bundaberg right the way up to the Northern end at the tip of Cape York and beyond. The Great Barrier Reef is the largest living organism on the planet.


So with this in mind, if you have 5 minutes spare, actually its about 6 minutes watch our little informative dive travel video. We have tried to cover the main options you should think about when trying to choose a Great Barrier Reef tour from either Cairns or Port Douglas in Australia. We hope you find something useful!


Clint Carroll is an adventure travel enthusiast, travel blogger, avid scuba diver and founder of based in Cairns, Australia. Connect with Clint on Twitter.