Nov 17, 2014: Diving has it's privileges. You get to be at level with marine life and 'be present' with them. I love snorkeling but there is much more to be had under the surface for an extended time.
I booked my travel through Dive Cairns and they were prompt and accurate in their descriptions. I selected the Swiftboat crew and was very happy with them. Their dive masters were professional, aware of everyone's skill levels, and even changed my dive plan due to an early flight (at a cost to them).
What is this 'privilege'? It was a chance to be 1.5 meters from a black tipped reef shark who was hunting for some lunch; to swim with a turtle for an extended time and enjoy his grace, and finally to swim a schools of fish around the reefs.
There is so much to say about diving in the GBR, but I would sum it up as amazing and striking at the extreme immense balanced ecosystem of nature here.
I enjoyed 2 dives and 1 snorkel – absolutely worth the energy to make it a reality. I believe the difference between doing something and dreaming is execution, and I am grateful for the opportunity my work has provided to me here and the 'no hesitation' mentality I have adopted for 2014.
Do more – as Buddha might say 'the error is, you think you have time'.