There are some astounding things that we now know about this world which can’t be shown more clearly anywhere else on earth than right here.
New, assumption shattering discoveries are driving paradigm shifts in our understanding about how nature functions.
Central amongst these ideas is the field of Systems Ecology, which roughly speaking, is the study of the relationships between systems, on many scales. This field has shown how the natural world is highly dependant on networked relationships with their world both near and far. We can now demonstrate very convincingly that Everything is intricately interconnected. If we can understand the connections, we will understand how nature works.
The processes that make the Daintree Coast what it is are a dramatic example of this interconnectedness at work.
Discover the incredible truth about this place. Venture Deeper! Book a personal naturalist escort to accompany you on your journey through this landscape.
Your naturalist will help you see the real wonder of the places you moving through as you explore the Daintree Rainforest, the mangrove forests, and on out to the Great Barrier Reef.
The things you’ll discover will surprise you and may even challenge the way you understand the natural world to work.
We have one, two or three day programs available, or you can work with us on a charter that matches your interests more precisely.
Your journey begins with a morning exploring the Daintree Rainforest at either the Upper Mossman Gorge or further afield to Cape Tribulation.
Here we will see how the rainforests feed the Reef with nutrients washed out by drenching rains caused by the trees as they chemically strip the water from the damp ocean breeze above them.
We’ll also show you how trees exchange information with each other on a vast subterranean fungal internet and wirelessly, on the air currents around them.
We will board a river boat to get amongst the mangroves to see rainforest material being converted into self-propelled nutrient delivery missiles, in a living factory where huge salt water crocodiles are the production managers.
Finally we will board a reef boat and go to sea.
From out on the Reef we can see the mountainous coastline of the Daintree Rainforest, which can only exist on this coastline due to the protection the Reef provides against the ocean.
Many people might already know that, but what Venture Deeper will show you, is how the coral communities of the Reef directly generate clouds in the sky above them to dim the sun and engineer their climate. These biogenic clouds ultimately drench the coastline with the wet air needed to provide us with this lush green coastal paradise. And of course, to flush rainforest nutrients out to sea….
Venture Deeper has partnered with the two most unique small scale Reef operators in Port Douglas and with the two most interesting and established mangrove tours in the region.
Your particular schedule, your interests and the conditions at sea will dictate which of these boat operations we will employ on your day out, but they were selected by us because they are the real leaders in responsible marine eco-tourism and because they take natural history and guest satisfaction seriously.
Each reef boat has a portfolio of stunning sites around and beyond the famous Opal Reef, with environments suitable for any skill level and in most conditions.
Options available include genuine exploration of unnamed locations, with live drop snorkelling, drift diving or blue water free-diving for the experienced aquanauts, or for any aquanaut, however skilled, we have some of the most serene, turtle infested, protected and intact coral gardens yet discovered,.
We can also provide a skill boost pool session so that you can hit the Great Barrier Reef ready to explore instead of spending your first hour on one of the Seven Wonders of the World just figuring out how to move in the direction you want.
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