Planning a trip to Queensland end of this year and wondering if its worth booking a dive to see the Great Barrier Reef? Has coral bleaching totally destroyed the reef? Or is it not too late? Would love to hear if you've snorkelled/dived there recently.
Absolutely worth it. The bleaching is bad, but not as extensive as media reports would have you believe.
Check out this report from the GBR Marine park Authority. Around Cairns the bleaching has affected about 16% of the reef.
And read this on other great things to do around Cairns.
https://www.worldnomads.com/travel-safety/oceania/australia/cairns-guide about 3 years ago