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THE GREAT BARRIER REEF
I’ve always wanted to have a go at scuba diving and visiting Cairns gave me my first opportunity at diving the Great Barrier Reef.
IT DIDN’T TAKE LONG TO FIND NEMO OR HIS LITTLE PAL DORY!
Harm and I signed up with a company called Rum Runner for a live aboard, going on a day trip just isn’t worth it, not to mention your open water diving cert requires a fair few dives.
WHERE IS THE GREAT BARRIER REEF?
Diving The Great Barrier Reef
After making it to our anchor point and watching Harm throw up, we settled down and got to work. Like yesterday’s course it took me a while to breath when I put my head under the water. There is still something completely alien about doing that but once you are down it’s like you never want to leave!
It was not time until we found a Nemo and Dory, having watched Finding Nemo it was the main thing I was on the lookout for! Some of the fish couldn’t care a damn about us but Nemo was exactly like he was in the movie, shy yet inquisitive.
I’m always honest when I do my blog and this is no different. Although I did enjoy my time scuba diving, I was a little disappointed with the coral. Back then it was something new so I didn’t have anything to compare it with, but now having diving around the world I am aware of how poor it was. I can only imagine that to be down to the dive spot which is probably one of the cheaper areas to dock. However, if I was to recommend some of the best coral in the world it would probably in one of the many Pacific Islands.
Don’t let that detract from the experience, it might have been hard to get used to but it was an incredible experience and something I continue to do where ever I travel! Everyone must try!
It’s off to Magnetic Island and then Airlie Beach where I bump into 3 of the wildest Brummies you’d ever meet. Click to read!
SAFE TRAVELS, DS x
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