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Divers and snorkellers experience the annual Coral Spawning Phenomenon on the Great Barrier Reef

The ocean temperature is warm, it’s about 4 to 6 nights after the full moon in November, there is little tidal movement and the sun has set… Mother Nature’s conditions are just right for the annual phenomenon known as Coral Spawning on the Great Barrier Reef.

Travelling aboard the luxury dive and snorkel catamaran Silverswift to Great Adventures’ Norman Reef platform, certified divers experienced 2 fully guided night dives while a guided snorkel tour was available for experienced snorkellers.

Video footage of the Dive

Coral spawning was unknown to science until 1982, when several marine biologists working on the Great Barrier Reef observed it in the wild for the first time.

Certified divers and snorkellers experienced this unique natural phenomenon last Thursday, Friday and Saturday night on night dives from Cairns.