Useful Links

Want to learn more about marine life? Find out how to use your diving for research and conservation? Check the tides and weather for North Queensland? Check out our Links!

If you live in North Queensland and are looking for new dive buddies, you might want to consider joining the Nautilus Scuba Club. The club hosts monthly meetings and discounted dive trips in the Cairns region and beyond.

Conservation Organisations

Here’s just a small selection of the thousands of marine conservation organisations in Australia and beyond that might interest you. General Marine Conservation Australian Marine Conservation Society (Australia, education, information, action) PADI Project Aware (Asia-Pacific, International) Sea Shepherd (International action on whales, dolphins, seals, sharks, and other marine wildlife) UNESCO World Heritage Centre (International, protection of unique cultural and natural heritage sites …

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Education Resources

There is a huge amount of wonderful marine education materials and information sources available on the internet. This is only a very small selection to get you started!   Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) website has everything you need to know about the marine park, zoning, mangement plans, permitted activities, etc. with downloadable …

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Marine Research

There are several research institutions and research stations along the Great Barrier Reef, and James Cook University and the University of Queensland have marine biology programs which host visting researchers from around the world.    AIMS – The Australian Institute of Marine Science ARC – Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies The Australian Museum’s Lizard Island …

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Volunteering & Conservation Holidays

If the natural world inspires you, why not volunteer your time to help protect it for future generations? There are many ways opportunities for volunteering and conservation holidays in Australia and overseas. Here’s a few suggestions to get you started!   Conservation Volunteers (conservation projects around Australia) Coral Cay Conservation Expeditions (Worldwide, reef conservation projects in several countries) Earthwatch …

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Weather and Tides

Click on the following links for marine weather forecasts, cyclone advice, tides and moon phases and current sea surface temperature. Bureau of Meteorology (Australia) » Marine Weather Forecasts » Guide to Marine Weather Services  » Cyclone Warnings & Track Maps Preparing for a Cyclone (advice for Cairns residents and visitors)  Tide Times & Heights (for North Queensland) Moon Phases (for …

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