...he's going to take you on the coolest Great Barrier Reef adventure

World's Best Islands: Great Barrier Reef Islands, Australia
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Having a local show you the sights is always a good idea. So it makes sense that a sea turtle's Great Barrier Reef tour is quite possibly the best underwater experience you can see. Dr. Ian Bell of the QLD Department of Environment & Heritage Protection and Christine Hoff of WWD Australia sent a GoPro-clad sea turtle off on a quick exploration of the reef. You're going to want to see this:

The 1,400-mile reef has been in decline, but has not received the official "in danger" stamp. Receiving an endangered status would mean more action would be taken to protect this landmark. For more information on the Great Barrier Reef, head on over to the World Wildlife Foundation website.

Erika Owen is the Audience Engagement Editor at Travel + Leisure. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @erikaraeowen.