Great Barrier Reef

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Brian, Steph and myself took off on a sailing vessil to the Great Barrier Reef to do some diving.  It was a nice ride out there, on the way we saw some dolphins swimming next to the boat, we also learned what we needed to go diving since it was all our first time diving.  It really isn't that hard to do, just have to get used to clearing out the pressure in your head but that isn't that hard to do.  When we got to our destination we went down for the first dive.  The first dive didn't produce that many fish to see, it was mostly coral and clam shells.  But it was nice to be down there, very peaceful.  I had my own guide with me and Brian & Steph had their own guide to make sure that we had enough oxygen and that we didn't veer to far away from the boat.  When we were running out of oxygen we surfaced and were allowed to go to the Green Island which is where we moored off of.  It was pretty nice but I didn't get to spend much time there since I had to make it back to the ship for my second dive.  Brian & Steph opted not to do the second dive.  I was so glad that I continuted.  This time I got to see a shark, a manta ray up close, a large sea turtle which i got to swim next to and a clown fish amoung various other types of fish.  It was so cool to see everything, I didn't want to surface.  It was such a great experience and I can't wait to go diving again somewhere.
scubagirl76 says:
DIVING IS AN AMAZING SPORT!
Posted on: Jan 08, 2008
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The Green Island
The Green Island
Brian & Steph
Brian & Steph
Clown Fish
Clown Fish
Me holding a sea cucumber
Me holding a sea cucumber
Sea Turtle
Sea Turtle
Another turtle swimming away
Another turtle swimming away
Inside of a clam
Inside of a clam
Outside of a clam
Outside of a clam
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This tour took us out to the Great Barrier Reef where we moored off of a place called the Green Island. On the way out we got to see dolphins swimmin… read entire review
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