Meet Hayman Island Resort, the Great Barrier Reef’s Most Lavish Private Island

Meet Hayman Island Resort, the Great Barrier Reef’s Most Lavish Private Island

Australia’s Queensland coast—already a playground for adventurers—just got a serious upgrade with the opening of the InterContinental Hayman Island Resort, a private island that makes the perfect launch point for Great Barrier Reef exploration.

The luxe resort offers plenty of thrill-seeking activities, whether you crave a fishing excursion in the Whitsunday Islands or a SUP tour of the island’s hidden coves. But chances are—if you’ve made it to this remote oasis Down Under—you want unparalleled underwater access to coral reefs. And Hayman Island Resort most definitely delivers.

Snorkelling Tours with Ocean Dynamics Courtesy Image

With the hotel’s partner, Ocean Dynamics, guests can enjoy a private charter sail, cruising along the calm, cerulean waves. Craft your personalized itinerary for a half- or full-day tour that starts with diving or snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef and ends with a … Read the rest

Record-Breaking Sea Dive Finds Evidence of New Underwater Species—And Trash

Record-Breaking Sea Dive Finds Evidence of New Underwater Species—And Trash

American explorer Victor Vescovo is like a character in a Jules Verne novel come to life: Having already summited the highest mountain on every continent, he has now turned his attention downward—to the vast uncharted depths of the ocean. As part of the Five Deeps Expedition, a mission to reach the deepest points in every ocean, he as now completed the deepest solo manned sea dive ever recorded, CNN Travel reports. Using a specially designed submarine, Vescovo ventured 35,853 feet to the bottom of Challenger Deep in the Pacific Ocean’s Mariana Trench. He returned with reports of new species of marine life and, unfortunately, plastic trash, even tens of thousands of feet below the ocean’s surface.

 

“It’s just an unfortunate consequence of multiple billions of people on earth and all we … Read the rest