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Past projects that have helped our clients achieve
wonderful things through our levels of expertise

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Red Cat Adventures..

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..newest offering merges areas of The Australian Curriculum and the world of salt and sun together creating an innovative interactive learning platform to engage all ages of all learning abilities. Crystal Lacey partnered with Red Cat Adventures to develop a bringing together of the classroom to the sea immersive learning program. Whether it be 1- or 3-day packages students from around the world will learn and discover like never before all things beneath the waves, the Great Barrier Reef and safety at Sea on board Red Cat Adventures custom vessels.

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In 2019 Crystal Lacey..

..planned, developed, and implemented the largest natural coral transplant ever to be executed on the Great Barrier Reef to date. Working within Cruise Whitsundays, partnered with Ultra Coral to conduct a Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) approved coral and giant clam removal, transplant and monitoring at Hardy Reef.  

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Glass Bottom Boat Experience

Sydney’s SeaLife Aquarium has a new day and night on the reef exhibit. Here we developed additional captivating educational experience for the exhibit where guests can immerse themselves deeper into the understanding of the World Heritage Great Barrier Reef. Custom video introduction and briefing completed by Crystal Lacey, Inaugural Master Reef Guide. Followed by an intimate glass bottom boat tour over the reef exhibit. Ensuring leading edge up-to-date educational information and messaging Crystal Lacey’s content creation was developed and implemented to enhance and ensure the experiences is unforgettable instilling a taste for adventure to explore the Great Barrier Reef. 

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Presentations & Events

Coral Sea Academy is an initiative providing series of innovative events designed to educate all demographics about the environment, Great Barrier Reef, better boating, and sustainability. We are regular speakers at the Academy, striving to enhance, educate and inspire through fascinating interactive topics showcasing the wonder of the World Heritage Great Barrier Reef. Here are a few of the latest calendar events we have featured in.


Big Island Tour

In partnership with Curtis Island Cruises LFTDC developed, implemented, and trained a team of marine tourism experts in their field to deliver a unique offering in the Whitsundays. Sealink Whitsundays BIG ISLAND TOUR is the only above water interpretive educational experience encompassing the history, geological and World Heritage values of the Whitsundays. Guests embark on a journey through time uncovering the history of the iconic Whitsundays from our First Nations, European Settlement, recent history, geological features and events, Flora and Fauna above and beneath the waves, world heritage values and environmental sustainability. Guests ultimately are becoming ambassadors for the World Heritage Great Barrier Reef Marine Park developing an understanding of not just the reef but all other habitats that encompasses the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

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LFTDC was engaged to.. the facilitation of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authorities Inaugural Mega Masterclass in 2022 and successive second Mega Masterclass in 2023 achieving the highest attendance to date. Involving all 6 cohorts of GBRMPA Master Reef Guides along with High Standard Tourism Operator business owner/operators, Traditional Owners and numerous governing bodies including Tourism Events Queensland and AMPTO. The collaboration, training, networking, workshops, presentations, and practical experiences organised through the event provides a platform for connection throughout the entirety of the World Heritage Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. 


Great Barrier Reef Education Experience Program

LFTDC worked with the Explore team to develop and deliver an immersive and interactive in-water Reef Education experience on their fleet of world-famous Maxi Yachts here in the Whitsundays. The Explore team discovered the importance of the leading citizen science program, Eye on the Reef run by GBRMPA. The entertaining education sessions covered the benthos, key indicator species and their vital role on the reef and the amazing and unlikely relationships that bring the reef together as a World Heritage Phenomenon. Participants walked away with the knowledge and ability to piece together the puzzle of the Great Barrier Reef for themselves and their future guests.

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Environmental Coordinator

In 2022 we brought the Reef to the Great Barrier Reef Festival like never before.

Immersing the community in numerous educational interactive mini events throughout the 4 day festival. We designed and delivered the inaugural Master Reef Guided Outer Barrier Reef Experience alongside Cruise Whitsundays at Hardy Reefs Reefworld pontoon. 12 Master Reef Guides from across the Great Barrier Reef joined together to transport guests into the underwater world. Through immersive educational experiences the community gained a deeper understanding for the Great Barrier Reef and their own backyard The iconic Whitsundays. Coordinated the Protecting the Great Barrier Reef mini event, connecting all the local organizations to tell their stories of their contributions to helping protect or World Heritage Area whilst opening the door to the community to get involved and take part in protecting the Great Barrier Reef. The Family Fun Day catering to our next generation of leaders we implemented interactive Storytime with the Master Reef Guides showcasing the Great 8 of the Great Barrier Reef. The 2022 Great Barrier Reef Festivals addition of our environmental coordination provided a vast array of learning for all ages and abilities to be moved by the magic of the Great Barrier Reef.

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Partnership with Whitsundays Environmental

Recently securing the Whitsundays Region as an approved candidate as a Whale Heritage Site through the World Cetacean Alliance. This globally approved candidacy aims to deliver the Whitsundays region full accreditation by the end of 2023. Making the Whitsundays the first location within the Great Barrier Reef and the first in the world within a World Heritage Area. 

The project aims to increase community and industry engagement through engaging educational events designed to develop deeper knowledge and stewardship and improve the regions research and monitoring through citizen science, a platform for all to be involved.


If you have a project you'd like to work on with us give us a call..

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