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Nov 21

David Attenborough Chooses the Great Barrier Reef…

Posted on November 21, 2014 by


The renowned David Attenborough

Sir David Attenborough is a renowned English broadcaster and environmentalist for the natural world of all living organisms. David has been credited his fame for his Life series and the BBC Natural History unit that showcases all life on planet earth. Attenborough studied natural sciences in his early years at Cambridge University, today he is the leader of wildlife television by introducing generations to the natural world for more than 60 years.

Attenborough docks in the tropical waters of Cairns!

David arriving

It has been six whole decades since the naturalist narrated the Great Barrier Reef and five years since he visited the Daintree World heritage-listed rainforest where he filmed the Velvet Worm. It is with great pride that the tropical city of Cairns welcomed the remarkable personage. Sir David Attenborough docked at the Cairns wharf on his state-of-the-art MV Alucia research vessel completely fitted with the latest in diving and filming technologies. David used Cairns city as a base while he completed filming his three-part documentary series on the Great Barrier Reef. This documentary will be showcased in his three hour long film based around the coast of Australia with a focus on using new technology to capture outstanding cinematography of the Great Barrier Reef and its incredible marine life. He says “I’m very excited to be returning to the reef with all the latest technology and science to see one of the most important places on the planet in a whole new way”.

Great Barrier Reef

David believes the Great Barrier Reef is the world’s most incredible environment and that each time he returns it amazes him again and again. He says, “As I entered the water I remember suddenly seeing these amazing multi-coloured species living in communities – just astounding and unforgettable beauty”. It is believed far and wide that the Great Barrier Reef holds the foremost in inconceivable natural beauty. It is with great excitement that David and his team of researchers, for the first time in Australia, have launched the brand new manned submersibles with hi-tech camera gear to capture underwater photography like never before. These incredible machines are considered to look a bit like an inverted giant goldfish bowl. The submarines were used to travel 250 metres down off the stunning Osprey reef, at depths that divers are unable to reach. These innovative high powered technologies have captured new marine species that have never been filmed before.

David is now on the move travelling south to offer public speaking on his recent travels, natural world discoveries and to give audiences a glimpse of his latest filming expedition on the Great Barrier Reef all in the largest 3D viewing in Australia.

See for yourself!

David says that the Great Barrier Reef is the place that he most wanted to return to as it is one of the most significant places on planet earth. Why not see for yourself and experience the sheer beauty of the Great Barrier Reef fist hand by contacting The Tour Specialists today. As locals we can match you with a reef cruise suitable for everyone whether you are a swimmer or non-swimmer, qualified diver or first time diver we have it all. Please call (07) 4059 2654 for your ultimate Great Barrier Reef adventure and see what the experts are raving about!

 Author: Madeleine – A Cairns Holiday Specialist


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