Thursday, September 12, 2013

Palm Cove - Scuba Diving The Great Barrier Reef

Palm Cove is a beautiful beach community located about 17 miles north of Cairns. Named for the coconut palm trees that line the beach, it offers a tropical year-around climate. Located in Far North Queensland, Australia, Palm Cove is surrounded by the Daintree Tropical Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef in the South Pacific Ocean.

Palm Cove has a historical past dating back more than 60,000 years. Its first settlers were the Aborigines, island people who lived off the land in grass huts. Many stories have been written about Palm Cove and its history with the Aborigines and Captain Cook who stopped there on his trips navigating the Australian coast. In 1986, the Ramada Reef Resort opened as Palm Cove's first hotel and led the way to tourism and visitors from around the world.