Location: Great Barrier Reef, Australia
Today was all about scuba diving! We woke up early and were picked up by Deep Sea Divers Den Dive shop where we were given our boarding passes and set sail. Battling with seasickness and the overwhelming wish to take a nap (due to our seasickness tablets!), we arrived at our first dive. Bursting with excitement, we donned our wetsuits (or snorkel gear) and jumped into the bright blue water. We saw Spanish dancer slugs, Christmas tree worms, clownfish, and a giant maori wrasse! We got out and headed to our next dive site where we saw turtles and had our photos taken underwater. We got out and snacked on sandwiches while we moved to our next stop, the Playgrounds, where we boarded onto our overnight boat and had some tasty cupcakes. After a dive briefing, we put on out wetsuits once again and jumped in and were amazed by the brilliantly colored corals and huge fish swimming past us on all sides. We got out of the water and had a fantastic dinner of steak potatoes and salad before getting in the water once again for our final dive of the day, a night dive. A few of us dared to enter the water, and we were surrounded in pitch blackness, only being able to see with our underwater flashlights as sharks and huge trevally passed by hunting for dinner (and thankfully they don’t like the taste of human!). We can’t wait to go diving again tomorrow!