Scuba Diving the Great Barrier Reef

Great Barrier Reef

On the Boat

There is nothing more freeing than swimming under the sea. I’ve only been scuba diving three times in my entire life (twice in the Caribbean), but my most recent dive on the Great Barrier Reef reminded me of how much I love it. Now that I’ve had a taste of scuba diving again I want to get PADI certified so that I can do it in every turquoise destination that I visit. As you know, there is something I love about the sea. For some reason I’ve been blessed with a connection with the ocean. I love everything about it: the way it smells, the feeling of the sand between my toes, the cool water against my skin, the marine life, and swimming in it. There is no place I’d rather be. To me it’s home.

Great Barrier Reef

Getting In

With a love for the ocean, its no wonder why I love scuba diving so much. It’s the perfect sport to suit my passion. I’ve always wished I could breath under water so I could explore more of this world’s turquoise treasures. Scuba diving allows me an opportunity to do just that. During my sailing trip with Ocean Free to the Great Barrier Reef (see yesterday’s post) I was able to do a dive on Pinnacle Reef which is reserved just for Ocean Free. During my dive, I was able to see 15 metre tall coral reef which is hundreds and hundreds of years old, unlimited colourful tropical fish, giant trevally, a sea turtle, and a reef shark. I saw everything I hoped to see including Nemo and his friends. I could have stayed under the water’s surface forever if possible. I didn’t want my diving session to end! The Great Barrier Reef is everything it’s claimed to be and more. No wonder, it’s the world’s largest coral reef system!

Great Barrier Reef

Under The Sea

As a Canadian, it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity for me to make it to Australia to see the Great Barrier Reef. Who knows IF and WHEN I will ever make it back. I’d like to see it again of course, but if only once is all that I will get in a lifetime I will be happy with that. It’s exciting to be able to check off another one of my bucket list items. Of course I was one of the first ones in the water and the last one out. I’ll have this memory forever!

Marine Life

Marine Life

My pictures say it all…

Great Barrier Reef

Ocean Free Sail Boat

12 thoughts on “Scuba Diving the Great Barrier Reef

  1. Pingback: 2014 Bucket List | Turquoise Compass

  2. Pingback: How to Spend 6 Weeks on Australia’s East Coast and See it All! | Turquoise Compass

  3. Pingback: Bucket List Adventures on Australia’s East Coast | Turquoise Compass

  4. Pingback: Guest Post: How to Spend 6 Weeks on Australia’s East Coast and See it All! | The Young, Broke Traveler

  5. Pingback: Sailing and Paddling Clear Turquoise Water in Cuba | Turquoise Compass

  6. Pingback: Around the World Bucket List | Turquoise Compass

I'd love to hear from you; leave a reply!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s