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David Attenborough's Great Barrier Reef Dive VR

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Photography obsessed writer and urban explorer. Lover of nature, art and long weekends. Adelaide, South Australia. https://www.facebook.com/paula.mcmanus1
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Immerse Yourself
The world of virtual reality travelling is here and it's like nothing you've ever seen before! For 5 months this year, from March to July, you'll be able to sit back, relax and enjoy one of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World and UNESCO World Heritage Site - the Great Barrier Reef. What a great idea for a magical mini-escape from the hustle and bustle of 'Festival Season' in Adelaide!

Clownfish
Clownfish. Photo from Viquipèdia


Join Sir David Attenborough as he takes you on a virtual tour of the Reef - the largest living thing on Earth and visible from space. The Great Barrier Reef Dive VR is an award-winning fully immersive virtual reality that takes you on a 360 dive beneath the waves of the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland. From within a state-of-the-art Triton submersible, you'll experience a close encounter with the breathtakingly beautiful coral gardens and all of the tropical animals who live there. The reef system is one of the most important natural resources on Earth and you'll have a wonderful opportunity to learn how researchers are working hard to predict how the reef will react to environmental changes.

David Attenborough
David Attenborough. Photo from Wikimedia Creative Commons


This event will be an extraordinary opportunity to visit the Great Barrier Reef without the need to leave the state or even having to put your bathers on.

Virtual Reality
Virtual Reality. Photo from Pexels


Alchemy VR's production team worked with renowned research institutions from across the world including the Australian Institute of Marine Science, James Cook University and the University of Queensland to showcase the beautiful diversity on the reef and uncover the incredible research being done to decode it.

Great Barrier Reef
Great Barrier Reef. Photo from Flickr


The VR is not recommended for children under the age of 13 - the headset is not sized for children. Improper sizing can lead to discomfort and/or ill health effects. People with pre-existing binocular vision abnormalities, epilepsy or psychiatric disorders, suffer from a heart condition or other serious medical condition, or are pregnant or elderly, should see a doctor before using the VR products. Glasses can be worn under the headset, but the focus cannot be adjusted.

Tickets will be on sale soon. It's advisable that you read the Health and Safety Notice prior to booking.

Lionfish
Lionfish. Photo from Pixabay


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Why? The world of virtual reality travelling is here and it's like nothing you've ever seen before! For 5 months this year from March to July, you'll be able to sit back, relax and enjoy one of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World and UNESCO World Herit
When: Friday 1st March to Sunday 14th July 2019. Session times: 11am, 12pm, 1pm and 2pm daily
Phone: 8207 7500
Where: South Australian Museum, North Terrace Adelaide
Cost: Admission $16 (non museum members) $12 (museum members)
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Congratulations on winning second place.
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Congrats Paula on your award in the comp!
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