Though I was only swimming over maybe 10-20 square km of the reef today, I had a grouse (terrific) time exploring it.
|Looks like a maze|
|Here's a Titan Triggerfish|
|I believe this is some sort of angel fish?|
The seas were decently rough on the 2 hour boat ride out to the reef. Our advisers recommend we take sea sickness tablets before the trip. Naturally half of us didn't. I've spent a good chunk of my life rockin' on boats so I felt fine. But I know a few others who got sick and went to chunder over the side of the boat.
|Five foota! This whitetip reef shark swam right under me, and|
then I swam next to him for a while.
Out on the reef, they set us loose for a few hours to explore the wonders under water. Even from a group of 60, there was plenty of reef to escape into. I was able to float above 2-3m deep areas, as well as free dive down to 15-20m drop offs.
|Jelly, Jelly, Jelly :)|
On the 2 hour ride back to shore, my friends and I decided to enjoy the thrill of getting pelted in the face by wind and rain whilst hanging our legs off the front deck to catch a splash if the boat hit a nice wave. It's crazy moments like this that seem to bring the most joy, and what a fine way to end a day out on the reef too.
|Blue spotted reef ray just swimming along.|