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Tusa Dive T6 - Coral Spawning Trip

Rate Option Adults Children Infants Families Extras
T6 Snorkel - Coral Spawning Night Trip $220.00 $150.00 N/A N/A N/A
T6 Certified Divers - Coral Spawning Night Trip $270.00 N/A N/A N/A N/A

Rate valid for 2019.  No refund if coral spawning is not witnessed.

Prices are shown in Australian dollars and include GST. Prices subject to change without notice.

On the 17th November 2019 Tusa Dive - T6 is operating an exciting night trip to the Great Barrier Reef in hope to see the unique annual Coral Spawning phenomenon. Expert advice predicts that this is a likely time for Coral Spawning to occur (but not gauranteed).  Check in at 5.30pm and returning at approximately 1.00am.  Spaces are limited to 40 divers only!

 

Boarding: 5.30PM A Finger, Cairns Marlin Marina

Depart:  6.00 PM DEPARTURE from A Finger

Return:  1.00 AM RETURN (approx)

 

Inclusions:

  • 2 Certified Dives(40 minute dives) or 2 snorkel sessions
  • Coral Spawning presentation
  • Torches (torch incl full gear)
  • Glow sticks
  • Dive computers
  • Wetsuits
  • Tea coffee and hot soup
  • Buffet Dinner
  • EMC reef levy

Guides for dives extra $15 per dive. 

 

More Information about Coral Spawning

The researchers had witnessed coral spawning, an annual event, which occurs in all coral reefs around the world. Today we know that many corals living on the Great Barrier Reef spawn about four to five days after the full moon in October or November and sometimes in December. 
Why do corals spawn after a full moon, and why do the east and west coast corals spawn at such different times of the year, despite the fact that these reefs have many species in common? 
There are three triggers that set off spawning in corals, according to coral reef expert Associate Professor Peter Harrison from Southern Cross University.

  • Firstly there must be a gradual rise in sea temperature, triggering the eggs and sperm to mature inside the adult coral.
  • Second, the lunar cycle coordinates the exact moment at which the corals release their precious cargo into the water.
  • The third stimulus is related to the diurnal cycle - coral need the darkness of night to do the wild thing!

 

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