Great Barrier Reef
We spent the night on the Great Barrier Reef on the Ocean Quest dive boat. Alan and I went scuba diving and Mark and Megan snorkeled.
Our liveaboard dive boat
Megan, Mark and Alan getting ready to snorkel
Alan and I did 5 dives including one night dive. We initially had a dive master dive with us but then felt comfortable to do our dives without one.
Diving in the Great Barrier Reef
During the day dives we saw clownfish, string rays, lion fish, sea cucumbers, parrotfish and many more beautiful fish. The best part was knelling on the ocean floor as a big sea turtle swam over our heads.
Holding a Sea Cucumber
Posing with "Nemo"
We also did a night dive. It was a little intimidating jumping into the black water when we saw sharks off the boat. At least they were the non-man eating kind of sharks but it still was scary. In the water, we saw the sharks circling over head. It was a very different and intense way to dive.
Getting ready for the night dive
During the trip, Alan and I both feel like we have become better divers. It was amazing.
On the boat together
We had a great time sleeping overnight on the Great Barrier Reef. Next, off to the beach!