Australia, Travel

Diving the Great Barrier Reef with Deep Sea Divers Den

January 18, 2016

If you’re thinking of doing a dive on the Great Barrier Reef as part of your East Coast trip, you should definitely use Deep Sea Divers Den. Diving the Great Barrier reef was one of my favourite experiences in Australia and I have Deep Sea Divers Den to thank for that (and Stu for paying for the dive for my birthday present!).

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This was my first Scuba dive in open water and there probably isn’t a better place to do a dive than the beautiful barrier reef. All of the marine life looked amazing and we saw so many different creatures, from sharks to turtles to Nemo! Our dive instructor made us all feel completely comfortable. We were all 100% happy with our equipment and knew all the signals if we ever got into trouble below the surface.

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Luckily the reef itself was quite healthy where we were diving as I’ve heard some dive companies take you to parts of the reef which are unhealthy and dying. Deep Sea Divers Den help care for the reef to ensure visitors can enjoy it for years to come.

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After a 20 minute dive, we put on our snorkel equipment and got straight back in the water. The four of us are all strong swimmers and can hold our breath for quite a while so could manage to dive quite deep and explore the reef some more. There’s plenty of fish to see from the surface if you’re not happy doing this though.

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Deep Sea Divers Den also put on a fantastic lunch buffet – and that’s coming from 4 very hungry backpackers. There’s more than enough food to go around and it’s really tasty as well. All the swimming makes you really hungry!

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I know a lot of people worry about the price of doing a Scuba dive but it really is worth every dollar. You’ve got to think that you may not ever have the chance to visit the Great Barrier Reef again. You only live once after all! Just go for it!

Have you dived the Great Barrier Reef? What company did you use?

 

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4 Comments

  • Reply katipereira18 January 18, 2016 at 9:03 pm

    Looks awesome! Aw lucky you! 🙂

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    • Reply frandrews January 26, 2016 at 9:24 pm

      Thanks – it’s an incredible experience!

  • Reply Alex Larson February 4, 2016 at 10:09 am

    Oh my gosh! It’s really impressive post with unprecedented colorful photos. Honestly, i am nuts about diving with Deep Sea Divers Den. As for me, i’ve travelled to Australia with http://vivaster.com/ , but haven’t enough time to discover and try everything( Thank you again. you inspired me to realize my dream and wishe – to travel as regular as clockwork.

    • Reply frandrews February 4, 2016 at 12:19 pm

      That’s amazing Alex, hope you get a chance to do a dive!

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