Great Adventures doesn't take its name lightly. Operating from Australia's famous Great Barrier Reef, one of the modern world's wonders, the outfitter offers an amazing variety of ways to experience this fantastic underwater world. Whether guests choose to travel by 120-foot-long catamaran, submersible, helicopter or simply with scuba gear, Great Adventures guarantees an excitment and unique travel opportunities, as well as the chance to dive one of the world's most impressive - and famous - ecosystems. Great Adventures' three-deck pontoon, moored on the outer barrier reef (somehow reminiscent of the movie Waterworld - can serve as your dive base after the fast morning cat ride. The pontoon has covered seating, a sun deck and an underwater observatory. Diving access is afforded by a semi-submerged dive platform. Accompanying non-divers can check out the underwater world on submersibles or at the underwater observatory. There's even a children's swimming enclosure. If you'd rather forgo the boat ride, you can opt for helicopter transportation to the platform, round-trip or one way. Do you want to upgrade your certification? Check out Great Adventures' Fitzroy Island resort or Green Island resort for dive-master courses, rescue courses and more. The Fitzroy operation also allows you access to the Fitzroy Island National Park, a mountainous rain-forest oasis surrounded by coral reefs. Green Island, a 6,000-year-old coral cay, also is an Australian national park. Whether it's diving, snorkeling, sea kayaking, sailing, or hiking, if it's adventure and you're in Australia, go with Great Adventures Outer Reef and Island Cruises, your ticket to an experience you'll never forget. ADVERTORIAL
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