Ever wondered what’s floating around in the underwater paradise that is the #GreatBarrierReef?
Take the plunge on Thursday 13 July from anywhere in the world, as we launch the Great Barrier Reef Adventure — an underwater live Twitter broadcast that will take you on a guided tour of one of the world’s most beautiful and hidden seven natural wonders.
There have been countless reports about the state of the #GreatBarrierReef, but Twitter will take you beyond this to see for yourself what’s happening and what you can do to help protect the reef.
The Great Barrier Reef Adventure is made possible by the @Telstra mobile network, and is supported by Tourism and Events Queensland.
Broadcast one 12:30pm AEST Live reef dive
Mitch will take a special GoPro and diving mask underwater to show the world the reef like you’ve never seen before! With his specialist scuba mask he will be able to answer questions from viewers, while diving through the coral ecosystem.
Broadcast two 2:00pm AEST Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef
Founder of Earth Hour, @ANDYRIDLEY, is now turning his focus to a new movement — Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef (@CitizensGbr), a social movement which aims to unite people from around the world to combat the pressures to the planet’s biodiversity, including how to learn and care about the #GreatBarrierReef. Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef will be the enabler and communicator of global and local action for the #GreatBarrierReef: providing a platform that allows people, innovators, businesses and communities to connect and mobilise as citizens, working together to secure the future of the reef and our planet.
While on the boat out on the reef, Mitch will interview Andy about about how citizens can protect this stunning natural site for future generations.
The Great Barrier Reef is a living treasure which is ours to protect and share with visitors from around the world. It is our most valuable tourism asset with around two million visitors experiencing it every year. The Great Barrier Reef continues to offer exceptional visitor experiences and there is so much to see and do along the 2,300km length of the Reef. The Great Barrier Reef Periscope Adventure will showcase the underwater wonder and allow people to engage with the Reef in an entirely new way thanks to technology.
See you underwater for the live dive at the reef!