Scuba Diving THE GREAT BARRIER REEF ABOARD M.V. Phoenix
Reaching from, Lady Eliot Island in the south to Torres Straight in the north. There is a huge array of reef chains such as the Swains Reefs, Capricorn Bunker reefs, Whitsunday Island Reefs. But the Jewel in the crown are the Ribbon Reefs.
To the north of Cairns and Port Douglas lies a 100 nautical mile chain of coral reefs known as ‘The Ribbon Reefs’. Beyond the reach of the day boats, the Ribbon Reefs, remote location, is home to some of the best dive sites on the Great Barrier Reef. It is indisputable the planet’s most complex and extensive reef system.
Declared a World Heritage area in 1981 and added to the National Heritage List in 2007, the Great Barrier Reef is one of the natural wonders of the world.
Scuba Dive THE RIBBON REEFS
Starting at Port Douglas and finishing to the east of Lizard Island, the Ribbon Reefs are stunning. Fringing the edge of the continental shelf, this stretch of the Great Barrier Reef lies in a remote region of North Queensland and is only accessible by live-aboard charter. Relatively isolated, these reefs support a huge range of biodiversity from the giant clam to sharks and rays.
Reef formations include beds of huge plate corals, isolated pinnacles, walls, channels, caves, canyons and shallow coral gardens. The beauty of the coral can only be surpassed by the fish life and to get up close and personal, nothing beats scuba diving the Cod Hole located at the top of Ribbon 10.
Enjoy a Coral Sea adventure
Bianca charters M.V. Phoenix is one the very few vessels in Queensland with the necessary 1A Survey, AMSA Determinations, and permits to visit all of the Australian Coral Sea reefs and islands.
Beyond the continental shelf that harbours the Great Barrier Reef, lie the isolated reef systems and crystal clear waters of Australia’s Coral Sea. The region covers over half a million square Miles and is soon to become the worlds largest Marine Park.
Known for its outstanding Marine life and underwater mountain terrain there is no other place on earth like it. The spectacular scenery above the water and beauty of the many island cays with tens of thousands of birds can only be surpassed by the beauty of scuba diving below the watery surface.
Meals, prepare to indulge!
Adjacent to the saloon is the galley where our on board Chef converts fresh food into scrumptious meals. A menu of fresh seafood steak and modern cuisine form the basis of our 3 cooked meals per day menu, along with sumptuous snacks and tasting plates throughout the day.