Published: March 31st 2011March 31st 2011
We woke up early this morning, walked to the Cairns Reef terminal and took a cruise ship out to the outer part of the Great Barrier Reef. After a brief safety presentation, we dove down to the deeper parts of the reef. Thirty-five feet under water, the reef was beautiful and very colorful. We saw a range of sea creatures on dive including clams, fish and sea cucumbers. After our first dive, we continued looking at the wildlife by snorkeling. A couple hours later, after a Australian style bbq, we set off to the second site of our reef. This area was even better and on my second dive, I encountered stingrays, eels, clown fish (Nemo), clams and a variety of colorful fish and coral. We dove deeper this time, playing around with the different sea creatures around the bottom of the reef. In all, the day went from 8am to 4:30pm, consisting of two sessions of scuba diving and the same of snorkeling. It was amazing to say the least.
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