There really is no wrong way to see the Great Barrier Reef. If you’re passionate about animals like me, you’ll also want to see Michaelmas Cay, famous for its migratory birds. Thousands of terns raise their young on this tiny sand dune off the coast of Cairns, Australia.
Speaking of passions, pictured below is Simon. Rather appropriately, he works for Passions of Paradise. With a skipper that looks like this, it’s easy to get in the nautical mood.
Want to dive but not certified? First a little training. It’s your choice to snorkel or take an intro to diving. Having failed miserably at getting my dive certification a few years ago, the choice was obvious… I went for round two of ‘Things Which I Am Really Bad At That I Keep Trying to Do.’ However, less than an hour into the journey, and I was involuntarily emptying the contents of my stomach on the AFT deck. Turns out I’m not cut out for diving or bulimia. Such is life.
Those who weren’t retching were squeezing themselves into sausage casings known as jellyfish suits. They protect against the stinging creatures. When I popped in the water to snorkel sans suit, I realized they’re everywhere. My advice? Be smart, wear the suit.
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Travel and accommodations provided by United Airlines. All opinions my own.
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