Diving in The Great Barrier Reef

  1. The diving experience is incredible

If you are going to dive anywhere, make it there. It is such a great experience. In recent years there has been depletion of the coral, so the best time to do it is now. What are you waiting for? Just ensure that you do not touch anything while you are down there.

My brother created this video. Check out how he added my little dance into it near the end!

  1. The views from the boat are amazing

You feel as if the sea just goes on forever. Such a thing makes you feel so small.

  1. The views from under the water are even better

If you are brave enough to get into the water you will see things that you have only dreamed of. Everybody talks about doing it, but actually experiencing it is something else.

  1. Safety first

Make sure that you pay attention to the instructors. You can literally die. Just remember to never stop breathing, and you will be fine! You must equalise frequently by holding your nose and blowing. This will stop your ears from being perforated by the pressure. This must be done when going down and when coming back up.

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  1. You can take part in an underwater photo shoot

A professional diving photographer goes down with you, which means that you will be able to purchase some great photographs. I assure you they are well worth it. You are given the chance to take a look at them before buying the CD.

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  1. It can be dangerous

There was a shark down there with us when we were diving. It is their home. You have to accept this fact. According to the professional divers shark attacks are rare. They will not take you anywhere that is extremely dangerous, but you have to accept the risk factor.

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  1. Clear your goggles

I am speaking from experience here. You do not want to get 12 meters down, unable to get the seawater out of your eyes, trying not to panic. Sea water in your eyes is also very painful. The best way to avoid this is to be certain that your mask fits perfectly before you begin your dive. Do not be afraid to ask them for another mask, they will be happy to help you.

  1. Motion sickness tablets

The water was very choppy on the way out to the dive. Sea sickness took a hold of me. I had to drink ginger beer, while looking at the horizon, trying not to vomit. Ensure you take one the night before, and then one hour before you are due to leave.

  1. Snorkelling is great

The pretty things you can see by simply swimming on the surface is truly wonderful. It makes you feel incredibly small to be engulfed in something so vast.

  1. Finally, you can find Nemo!

Really, though. There are clown fish down there, and they are adorable. It is fascinating to see them in their natural environment. You can even get your photograph taken with it.

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Have fun, stay safe, and make memories that will last a lifetime.

 

Photo credit: Purchased from the Diving Photographer

Video Credit: Created by Damien Speed.

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