Grosvenor in Cairns
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We arrived in Cairns late in the morning, checked into the hotel, and just explored the area. Cairns isn't the most picturesque city. It's a combination of an industrial town and a quick-growth tourism town. In many ways, it reminded us of Denpasar, Bali with the plethora of cheap souvenir stores and Chinese people offering cheap massages ($15 for …
... over the reef, snorkelling and scuba diving.
We start with the submersible and then the helicopter. After lunch we snorkel.
Now Jane is not confident in water and will not lower her head into water when swimming, she just doesn't like it. So I'm not convinced she will be successful with this. But she kits herself up with a one piece lycra suit, yes very ...
... too ********e by as I got to snorkel the reef as well as dive it, and that was my purpose of going – I would have missed snorkelling otherwise. As it takes a couple of hours to get to the reef, it doesn’t leave an awful lot of time to explore the reef. Scuba diving was good, once I got past the pain barrier! My ears just won’t equalise and as a result, they bled and took a week to clear (in fact, they aren’t clear now, 10 days ...
After an expensive overnight stopover at the Sydney airport, and a delayed flight leaving Sydney for Cairns, we arrived to the welcoming Pam and Cairns. We arrived quite late and spent the evening and following day hanging out and catching up, as well as putting our Australia hats on and getting ourselves organised in terms of trains, cell phone numbers, and booking our reef trip. We spent a bit of time ...
... later in the day. I obviously signed up immediately. The scuba suit was helped off me and I went back for a snorkel. It was nothing compared to the scuba but I did see the turtle again. I swam over him occasionally getting close when he surfaced for air. I continued following until I was called in for my second scuba. The boat was running out of oxygen for the tanks and the instructor specifically gave me the one with the least oxygen. Everyone had around 170-200 bar while ...
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