This map showcases recent photos of the Great Barrier Reef and the location of the reef systems where they were taken. Some operators have been visiting the same reef for over 40 years and their ongoing connection with these sites ensures that any changes are quickly reported and monitored.
The reef in real-time
The tourism industry works closely with the scientific community to monitor and protect the Great Barrier Reef making it the world’s best-managed reef system. Each visitor contributes to its ongoing protection through the payment of an environmental management charge and can further help by simply taking photographs.
Share your photos and video of the amazing coral formations and life on the reef by using the hashtag #GreatBarrierReefToday. You can also upload your photos to the Eye on the Reef Sightings Network. Your contribution helps the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority monitor the World Heritage Area.