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Today was spectacular!!! It took us just under 2 hours to reach the Great Barrier Reef on our cruise ship where I had my first experience snorkeling - and what a way to be introduced! It is really difficult for me to describe all the amazing things I saw; the first thing I was astounded by was how clear and blue the water was. It really was like something out of a film -it was so blue!!! The reef was beautiful and so colourful and the ...
It was another early morning and we woke up at our new location at Steve's Bommie. It is named after a diver who tragical died and this one was his favorite site. We had an open deck this morning which gave us plenty of time to explore the Bommie. As well Ollie one of the divemasters went in first and maked the good stuff with pink glow sticks that made it very easy to see them. Shortly after we went in and dived almost to the bottom of the ocean. I think it is the deepest ...
... fish are waking up and feeding. Unfortunately, we were probably in the water a little bit too late. We did, however, see a 1m shark during this dive. This was another white tipped reef shark who was just lying on the sandy bottom. 54 minutes down on this dive with a max depth of 21m. It was a relatively pleasant dive to start the day.
After the morning dive we headed off to Gordon's Mooring, which is based on the Flynn reef. For ...
... a great site and you just needed to keep swimming around it in circles. Pretty cool. On one of the ledges was a huge turtle just hanging there and watching us swimming around her. She didn't seemed much bothered. Still it was an amazing sight and I was fascinated by it. Jen and I hung around it for a while and just observed the turtle. While swimming around the bommie I spotted another turtle and lots of different fish including Nemo. It was very lively around there and you ...
... the way. We as well found Dory which was cool especially I saw Nemo on the previous dives. As we were pretty deep on our first dive our time was rather limited and we went back up to chill for about 30min on deck beofre we jumped in for our second dive. The second time we went a different route and in slightly shallower water than the previous one. This part of the reef was rather facinating but somehow I lost a bit of orientation and I poped up ...
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