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Great Barrier Reef with Sir David Attenborough

 

 

I have watched Sir David Attenborough documentaries in wonder since I was a small child, always in awe of the amazing things he has seen and done.

The first in his new and reportedly final series ‘great Barrier Reef’ is every bit as awe inspiring.

The Great Barrier Reef is on Australia’s North-eastern coast. 3000 individual coral reefs span 1400 miles long and 150 miles across and make up one of the greatest treasures of the natural world.

During the programme Sir David tells us that the most magical moment of his career was when he first dived the Great Barrier Reef 60 years ago! He jokes about his camera being wound by clockwork back then. A huge difference from the technology he has to play with now. David takes us on a trip under the surface in the latest in submersible technology, capable of reaching depths of 300metres.

The programme teaches us how the coral builds into reefs and about some of the amazing technicolour creatures that live there, including dancing Mantis shrimp.

There is footage of Sir David visiting Lizard Island all those years ago. This is 1 of 600 continental islands, most of which are uninhabited, that are scattered across the Great Barrier Reef. This Island is renowned for the research station here that investigates the many different species that inhabit the reef.

I cannot wait for the next episode.

 

I would love to follow in Sir David Attenborough’s footsteps and visit this incredible place for myself.

 

If you would too, I would be happy to help you to arrange this. A multi-centre option or a tailor made tour would be a great choice in order for you to experience this wonder, or maybe a stay on Lizard Island.

 

 

Feel free to call me on 07816443902 / 02087781255

Or email; nataliespear@designertravel.co.uk

For free advice and competitive holiday prices.

 


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