Cairns + Outer Great Barrier Reef Day Trip
Trip Start Dec 21, 2008
12Trip End Jan 30, 2009
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Up at 6.30 to catch a bus to the harbour and board our boat destined for the outer reef. Very nice boat - large and spacious carrying not too many people. It took around 1 1/2 hours to get out to the reef (Upolu Cay + Outer Edge Upolu Reef) and we were kitted up ready to dive as soon as we got there. Excellent coral gardens and loads of fish. Highlights included stingrays (we were pretty close to where Mr Irwin met his match), huge crayfish, clown fish (nemo's) and scorpian fish. The second dive was also pretty special. When we got back on the boat it was lunch time, as with all Ausie boats, we weren't disappointed! After food we jumped across to a glass bottomed boat and cruised over some coal and fish before an hour or so of snorkelling.
In the evening we went out for a few drinks to say good bye to the East Coast. Randomly we bumped into a guy that we met in Bogota many months ago, a small world.
After checking out we had a day to kill before catching our plane over to Perth. Did some jobs and chilled by the lagoon.
Originally we had planned to spend 6 weeks on the 'Eaast Coast Tour', turns out it lasted 4 1/2 months! Has to be said that the last month hasn't been a bad one!