02. June 2013 · 1 comment · Categories: Reviews · Tags: ,
Stripey fish

Stripey fish

Now we’re living in Australia there are lots of new holiday options! One of the top places on the list is the Great Barrier Reef. Doing some diving there would be particularly cool, so we’re thinking of doing a weekend course down in Sydney so we’re ready when we get there.

Now I don’t really get on with either swimming in the sea, or being under water so I’m not convinced about diving. But the excitement of cool fish might outweigh that. I didn’t want to pay $150 or so for a diving course and hate it, so we bought a couple of snorkels to test that out first. We went down to Clovelley Beach back in April. Its near Bondi with a fairly big man made inlet, so you’re protected from the waves.

I didn’t like getting in, that was probably the worst bit, apart from general drinkingk of salt water! Right at the beginning we saw a giant Blue Grouper which was really cool. It was at least a meter long, and really very blue even in the sea. Becasue it was the first thing we didn’t get a picture of it unfortunately, but then didn’t see anything else that big!

Lots of fish

Lots of fish

The snorkelling went OK, without incident apart from Matt breaking a flipper strap. There were lots and lots of cool fish to see, and I didn’t really swallow too much water. I was surprised quite how much wildlife there was around right next to all the people swimming about. We need to go on another snorkelling adventure to try again before the diving course I think. After several practices in the swimming pool (yes!! only when nobody else was there though) I didn’t go fully underwater with my snorkel so that’s the next stage.

Byeee!

Byeee!

Overall verdict: 6/10. We saw cool stuff, but it was still a bit scary! I’ll go again though. Next time we’re going to try the underwater nature trail round the corner and hopefully see more cool things.

1 Comment

  1. Snorkelling and diving are both amazing fun. So jealous! Have a wonderful time.

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