Heron Island to launch dive festival

The Australian resort of Heron Island has announced that it will be launching its first annual dive festival later this year to tempt watersports-loving travellers taking flights to Australia.

From September 5th to 11th, the Great Barrier Reef resort will host a series of events including talks by acclaimed speakers, photographers and experts from the diving industry.

During the festival, guests will be able to enjoy two dives per day, as well as an additional night dive every evening to explore the region’s diverse underwater habitats.

Boats can be chartered for day trips to more remote diving sites, while you can also book a gourmet lunch on nearby Wilson Island.

Courses on offer during the six-day event include advanced photography techniques and a videographer’s workshop, which covers essential underwater camera skills.

Heron Island Dive Festival packages are priced from $299 (