Location: Great Barrier Reef

Today the certified divers rose early for the morning dive. Seeing the sun rise from underwater was absolutely lovely. Then we came in for a hearty breakfast buffet before heading out on our second dive. On the second dive we followed a huge reef wall seeing Clown fish, White Tip sharks, poisonous Lion fish, and a couple turtles. Then we headed in for an hour. Then it was time for our third and final dive of the trip. We headed along swimming through sea caves and around large reef walls. We saw a ton of marine life ranging from brightly colored corals and anemones to large Grouper and Zebra fish. After getting our fingers cleaned by Cleaner Shrimp we headed up, finishing our dives for the trip. After another amazing lunch on the boat it was time to head back to Cairns. On the boat ride back we saw a pod of Humpback Whales! We were able to watch them breach and swim around and under the boat. It was utterly lovely. After we got settled in at the motel we headed over to Hungry Jacks (Australian Burger King) for dinner. Then we made a batch of cake cookies which sort of ended up being cake mush. Delicious cake mush. All in all our day was choccas with excitement! (FYI. Choccas is Australian slang for packed or “chock-full”)