To do list for the weekend, go lay down in the back of several different styles of SUVs. The hunt begins.
In the Reef – Great Barrier Reef // Cairns, Australia
My goal for next year is to get back in to scuba diving. Hopefully I can find some exciting places to explore, and I’ll definitely have a better camera next time around. This was taken on one of those disposables from a convenience store!
Scuba – Great Barrier Reef – June 2010
Well, now I need to get a proper underwater camera… The little film camera I have just doesn´t do the reef real justice, and it really was amazing in its colors, diversity, and formations. I hope that there is a couple of pictures that I´ll deem worthy, even though from what I´ve seen so far, I´m a little disappointed.
I´m not exactly sure what the pose I was going here was, but this is what turned out. About 14m deep off the coast of Cairns, Australia.
Fish feeding frenzy, our dive guide brought along their favorite snack.
A big boy keeping an eye out while under a large coral.
Nemo sighting, a little fuzy, but everyone loves a Nemo fish.
These big fellas were all over the place! Giant Clams, this one measure at least a meter long, and was an iridescent purple color.
Talk about some camoflage, if I hadn´t scared this Ray by swimming right over him, I never would have known he was there. I about spit out my regulator when he kicked up some sand and swam off. But, being a Woodward, I gave chase and was able to get a shot while right above him.
Just a small taste of the number and diversity of fish swimming around these places.
These recent scuba trips have re-peaked my interest in diving. I fiinished my PADI during my time at NIU, but didn´t pursue it much after that. I don´t exactly know in what fashion, but I do believe that diving will become a bigger part of my life.
One time soon I´ll write about all of my notes of “things to write on the blog about” that I´ve been keeping. It´s going to be a jumbled mess, but the ramblings of a traveler usually are.