Australia's Great Barrier Reef | beautiful underwater nature | Scuba Diving the Ribbon Reefs HD

The Ribbon Reefs are a string of ten large reefs that together form the outer edge of Australia's Great Barrier Reef. One feature of the Ribbons is that they serve to shelter the inner reef from big storm damage. The Ribbon Reefs are home to some of the GBR's most popular dive sites. "Steve's Bommie", "Lighthouse Bommie" and "Cod Hole" are among the best known. But there are also other more recently discovered sites that were real standouts on our recent expedition (June 2011). "Acropolis" is one of the sites that is new to me. It boasts the most perfect fields of Acropora coral I have ever seen. Table corals that are 12' / 3.6m in diameter are common here. Uninterrupted fields of staghorn corals extend beyond the 100' / 30m visibility in all directions. Coral cover is close to 100% on this reef. Such coral density is getting rare enough these days... but considering this whole region recently slept through Cyclone Yasi, then the still-pristine state of "Acropolis" is testament to the resilience of coral reefs, the protection the "barrier" offers the inner reef, and the general patchiness of storm damage. Liz and I dived and worked on the Ribbon Reefs a decade ago—in fact, it's where we first met. During our expedition last month, we were thrilled to see the sites were in even better condition now than when we last saw them. Familiar coral heads and bommies seem to have more fish than ever. The corals are in better condition, and of course bigger than they were 10 years ago. The many anemones I used to film each week have found new tenants, but are still right where I last saw them: True clownfish have replaced the Pink anemonefish on top of "Steve's Bommie", while Barrier Reef anemonefish have replaced Spinecheeks a little further down the site. It was like returning to an old neighbourhood... some faces may have changed, but the same houses stand strong. This video shows a random mix of footage from the Ribbon Reefs dive sites. I hope it doesn't take another 10 years before I re-visit them again. —Josh Jensen ~ Music: "Air on the G string" recording owned by Partners In Rhyme and licensed to Undersea Productions for commercial use. Footage: Filmed and owned by Josh Jensen, Undersea Productions.

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The Ribbon Reefs are a string of ten large reefs that together form the outer edge of Australia's Great Barrier Reef. One feature of the Ribbons is that they serve to shelter the inner reef from big storm damage. The Ribbon Reefs are home to some of the GBR's most popular dive sites. "Steve's Bommie", "Lighthouse Bommie" and "Cod Hole" are among the best known. But there are also other more recently discovered sites that were real standouts on our recent expedition (June 2011). "Acropolis" is one of the sites that is new to me. It boasts the most perfect fields of Acropora coral I have ever seen. Table corals that are 12' / 3.6m in diameter are common here. Uninterrupted fields of staghorn corals extend beyond the 100' / 30m visibility in all directions. Coral cover is close to 100% on this reef. Such coral density is getting rare enough these days... but considering this whole region recently slept through Cyclone Yasi, then the still-pristine state of "Acropolis" is testament to the resilience of coral reefs, the protection the "barrier" offers the inner reef, and the general patchiness of storm damage. Liz and I dived and worked on the Ribbon Reefs a decade ago—in fact, it's where we first met. During our expedition last month, we were thrilled to see the sites were in even better condition now than when we last saw them. Familiar coral heads and bommies seem to have more fish than ever. The corals are in better condition, and of course bigger than they were 10 years ago. The many anemones I used to film each week have found new tenants, but are still right where I last saw them: True clownfish have replaced the Pink anemonefish on top of "Steve's Bommie", while Barrier Reef anemonefish have replaced Spinecheeks a little further down the site. It was like returning to an old neighbourhood... some faces may have changed, but the same houses stand strong. This video shows a random mix of footage from the Ribbon Reefs dive sites. I hope it doesn't take another 10 years before I re-visit them again. —Josh Jensen ~ Music: "Air on the G string" recording owned by Partners In Rhyme and licensed to Undersea Productions for commercial use. Footage: Filmed and owned by Josh Jensen, Undersea Productions.

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Emil Q
Emil Q - 2 years ago
The best film ever
Abhijeet Gautam
Abhijeet Gautam - 2 years ago
Lovely
DropPie
DropPie - 2 years ago
Unfortunately, bleaching is destroying beauty such as this. It really sucks cause the reef near my home is dying rapidly
M Utu
M Utu - 2 years ago
This is life. Beautiful life i wanna live, under the sea.
Undersea Productions
Undersea Productions - 2 years ago
Yep, same here :)
Robochop 1987
Robochop 1987 - 2 years ago
magnifique, stunning.
Undersea Productions
Undersea Productions - 2 years ago
thank you :)
D H
D H - 2 years ago
I've watched this video countless times and it never gets old...
Undersea Productions
Undersea Productions - 2 years ago
Lovely to hear it, thanks for letting us know :)
Floortje Stam
Floortje Stam - 2 years ago
What camera is this filmed with?
Undersea Productions
Undersea Productions - 2 years ago
Panasonic HVX200
Pradip Kar
Pradip Kar - 2 years ago
How beautiful !!!!!!
Tony St denis
Tony St denis - 2 years ago
cool

10. comment for Australia's Great Barrier Reef | beautiful underwater nature | Scuba Diving the Ribbon Reefs HD

Elio Decolli
Elio Decolli - 3 years ago
Its a shame this natural beauty is being destroyed over time, if you take a look at the comparison between today’s vs the 70s its mind blowing
sunny s
sunny s - 3 years ago
awesome!
segsuc
segsuc - 3 years ago
Posting this video causes the great barrier reef to be destroyed.
Tina Privitera
Tina Privitera - 3 years ago
You can literally see the entire cast of "Finding Nemo" here.
Magnus Ryan diving
Magnus Ryan diving - 3 years ago
Hi what an amazing video! What editing software do you use? As the editing is professional! Plz could you check out my latest Egypt video as I would love to see what you think of the editing (went to Egypt for my 13th birthday) thanks!!
Maureen O’Connell
Maureen O’Connell - 3 years ago
This is awesome!!! I just loved it! Thanks for sharing.
Undersea Productions
Undersea Productions - 3 years ago
Thank you for watching and commenting :)
HearThis
HearThis - 3 years ago
nice
Hittin Licks
Hittin Licks - 3 years ago
Wonderfull, great job filming this. Defenitely gonna do this
shyamal ghatak
shyamal ghatak - 3 years ago
fab
UJJAL nil
UJJAL nil - 3 years ago
S U P E R B !!!
Undersea Productions
Undersea Productions - 3 years ago
Cheers!

20. comment for Australia's Great Barrier Reef | beautiful underwater nature | Scuba Diving the Ribbon Reefs HD

stelios kemenes
stelios kemenes - 3 years ago
YPEROXO
Glimpsed
Glimpsed - 3 years ago
I genuinely enjoyed your vid, What was your inspiration behind it? Please as well take a look at my travel series, been to United States of America, Spain, Thailand and Australia so far! thanks! Josh
Vir Visque Vir
Vir Visque Vir - 4 years ago
What happened at 1:11? The little fish was there and then - gulp! - it was gone! Beautiful scenery. Great camera work. Hope to make it one day/
Undersea Productions
Undersea Productions - 3 years ago
He just swam off quickly :)
shark challenges/vlogs
shark challenges/vlogs - 3 years ago
that was a hawkfish
Capt Eric Bergeron
Capt Eric Bergeron - 4 years ago
Great video, thumbs up from us and cheers from sunny IGY Simpson Bay Marina, Sint Maarten in the Caribbean.
Undersea Productions
Undersea Productions - 4 years ago
Thank you!
Edi Ghous
Edi Ghous - 4 years ago
What Camera do you use
Undersea Productions
Undersea Productions - 4 years ago
This one was filmed with the Panasonic HVX200
Cyinu
Cyinu - 4 years ago
I just love that half blue half yellow fish <3
Dat Boi
Dat Boi - 4 years ago
Blue tang?
Undersea Productions
Undersea Productions - 4 years ago
2:09 is the Royal dottyback (Pictichromis paccagnellae). Other common names for it are the Bicolor dottyback and the False gramma.
trent neal
trent neal - 4 years ago
And this is why I plan on being a marine biologist, any suggestions on a college to look at as far as studying the coral reefs?
Gamestyle01
Gamestyle01 - 3 years ago
I think Prince Edward Island has a nice one.
Mike O'Dell
Mike O'Dell - 4 years ago
Saweet
Undersea Productions
Undersea Productions - 4 years ago
The sea was angry that day, my friends
Oliver Draathelvete
Oliver Draathelvete - 4 years ago
Hope you're not lying, pulling some George costanza joke on us :D
Undersea Productions
Undersea Productions - 4 years ago
I thought James Cook University in Townsville was pretty good. —Josh
Paul Vkaris
Paul Vkaris - 4 years ago
Have you lost your mind with this music... old people don't goto reef you idiot.
Joseph Lefebvre
Joseph Lefebvre - 4 years ago
at 3.25 what kind of fish is that ??
Undersea Productions
Undersea Productions - 4 years ago
+Joseph Lefebvre It's a flatworm
Darryn Jones
Darryn Jones - 4 years ago
Wow! How did you get so close to the snake? weren't you scared?
Undersea Productions
Undersea Productions - 4 years ago
+Darryn Jones Sea snakes are slow and inquisitive. I have always felt at ease with them. —Josh

30. comment for Australia's Great Barrier Reef | beautiful underwater nature | Scuba Diving the Ribbon Reefs HD

vladispock
vladispock - 4 years ago
Very,very nice!!!
XvXSHARK
XvXSHARK - 5 years ago
Ok thanks
XvXSHARK
XvXSHARK - 5 years ago
How did you get the color like that on the coral
Undersea Productions
Undersea Productions - 5 years ago
+XvXSHARK Well, the reef is colourful to begin with ;) To bring that colour into the footage, we shoot with underwater video lights or with red filters.
francine wilson
francine wilson - 5 years ago
Exquisite beauty beneath the oceans!!
Lane Bowers
Lane Bowers - 5 years ago
I enjoyed this video.
Russ R
Russ R - 5 years ago
what are those featherduster like things at 2:00? I have one of those in my  Millepora Acropora Coral.
Undersea Productions
Undersea Productions - 5 years ago
+Russ R Those are barnacles living inside the coral structure, with just their feeding appendages coming out to catch plankton. Specific species is possibly Coral Gall Barnacles, but that's a wild guess. —Josh
Luke
Luke - 5 years ago
so jealous.. this is my dream
YG Stan
YG Stan - 3 years ago
me too
Respectful Learning Quest!
Respectful Learning Quest! - 3 years ago
Do it..don't let life pass you by.
Argiris Panagiotopoulos
Argiris Panagiotopoulos - 5 years ago
The Great  Barrier Reef  is unique !There are different species of fishes and  corals ! But, many people take part  in organized dives ,this fact  causes  upheaval  in the species !This, must stop for the fishes' good .
Guppy2Shoes
Guppy2Shoes - 5 years ago
What the hell happened at 1:12??!!
Gareth H
Gareth H - 5 years ago
of course its australia that would have a FUCKING SALTWATER SNAKE WTF
Gareth H
Gareth H - 4 years ago
+Crow22Darkness yep
Crow29Darkness
Crow29Darkness - 4 years ago
+Gareth H WTF? Sea Snakes are found Across the Asia-Pacific-East Africa region not just in Australia.
D H
D H - 5 years ago
If i were to travel from the states to Australia to dive reefs like these, where should I stay? (City, Resort, etc.)
Undersea Productions
Undersea Productions - 5 years ago
You could stay on a liveaboard dive boat if you want to spend maximum time diving the outer reefs. All these shots were filmed while on a 10-day liveaboard dive trip.
Brian Melesky
Brian Melesky - 5 years ago
scubatigger63
scubatigger63 - 6 years ago
they really are that gorgeous! what beautiful footage- I was fortunate enough to dive GBR in 2008, thanks to ScubaRadio and Greg the Divemaster! I highly recommend making the trip! I also recommend taking me along with you- I would love to go back!
Marissa Calcione
Marissa Calcione - 6 years ago
Incredible
細川由美子
細川由美子 - 6 years ago
壮大な自然美、よく守ってこられましたね。
ghisbetterthanrb
ghisbetterthanrb - 6 years ago
2:19 is that a pilot fish?
Undersea Productions
Undersea Productions - 6 years ago
It's a Giant trevally (Caranx ignobilis)
Aquaman2480
Aquaman2480 - 6 years ago
Beautiful work Josh.  
Some Jerry
Some Jerry - 6 years ago
Looks grey and ugly! So this must mean, that the reef is dying...
Australia hasn´t been able to protect them...
Some Jerry
Some Jerry - 4 years ago
+Crow22Darkness True. Human has become the cancer of earth :(
Crow29Darkness
Crow29Darkness - 4 years ago
+Some Jerry like most of the environment is dying on this planet.
Steve Klimentos
Steve Klimentos - 5 years ago
+Some Jerry
Chocolate Vanilla
Chocolate Vanilla - 6 years ago
It's Amazing! Oh, God is great! I feel so amaze and excited, my heart feels like wanna jump there and swim with you. Haha! 
abdelkarim baten
abdelkarim baten - 6 years ago
الله اكبر 

50. comment for Australia's Great Barrier Reef | beautiful underwater nature | Scuba Diving the Ribbon Reefs HD

KIM HIN LEE
KIM HIN LEE - 6 years ago
great picture,so wonderful !
LP The best
LP The best - 6 years ago
And the green fish in the yellowfin goatfish?
LP The best
LP The best - 6 years ago
The fish 2:47?
LP The best
LP The best - 6 years ago
Ther fish 1:12?
LP The best
LP The best - 6 years ago
The fish 0:37?
LP The best
LP The best - 6 years ago
And the fish 3:18
LP The best
LP The best - 6 years ago
Whats the name of the fish 3:41?
luciano albino
luciano albino - 7 years ago
muito bonito as paisagens ,,no mar
DieWurst321
DieWurst321 - 7 years ago
Whats this snake?
Natasha Madan
Natasha Madan - 7 years ago
Beautiful video. I'm planning on diving in the GBR this September. Could you recommend some good dive sites and tours? Where is this video taken at?
Gauthier Lourdel
Gauthier Lourdel - 7 years ago
Always amazed !
coolme20ful
coolme20ful - 7 years ago
Beautiful! I so wanna dive this!!!
Nathan Swann
Nathan Swann - 7 years ago
Editing or cinematography like this is a dream job for me
Matt Boom
Matt Boom - 7 years ago
Fantastic footage!
Brandy Wieler
Brandy Wieler - 7 years ago
42-50 Looks like scenes from Finding Nemo...
nina trophymets
nina trophymets - 7 years ago
!!!
mavis huang
mavis huang - 7 years ago
Great movie!!!
Dimary Bretón
Dimary Bretón - 7 years ago
I loved it
Francis
Francis - 7 years ago
what kind of camera did you use?
NATUREmag
NATUREmag - 7 years ago
So gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing it with us!
Erwan Savin
Erwan Savin - 7 years ago
So beautiful :D
Ellie Richardson
Ellie Richardson - 7 years ago
i just saw like all the finding nemo fish.
George Gorham
George Gorham - 7 years ago
1:11 PEW!
Chris Cook
Chris Cook - 7 years ago
Beautiful
Parkerplace
Parkerplace - 7 years ago
Beautiful. Thank you to everyone involved.
Mr Cobs Corals
Mr Cobs Corals - 7 years ago
beautiful, lovely footage
Michael Riewendt
Michael Riewendt - 8 years ago
how i can support you ? super videos - super music -it works ! great - Mike
lancieannie
lancieannie - 8 years ago
Beautifully done. Great photography and editing.
Heitor Ardachnikoff
Heitor Ardachnikoff - 8 years ago
My dream!!!
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Insert Redletter Media Meme Here - 8 years ago
Freaking amazingly beautiful, why have more people not seen this?

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