I enjoyed the fancy resort at Airlie Beach and the infinity pool. Then I took a large boat from Airlie Beach to The Great Barrier Reef for some more diving. Airlie Beach is incredible and so is the reef! The underwater current was powerful though and swept me away!
I was a new diver and recently certified. It was my first time at The Great Barrier Reef. I had a wonderful guide and it was a clear day! I got to see many brightly colored fish and coral!
I dived at the Navy Pier in Exmouth, an intermediate site. I had a horrible time – the conditions were terrible, the currents were strong, and water kept getting in my mask. Then I panicked.
My mind wandered, Why am I doing this? I won’t be able to have my mask off that long because water will go up my nose. I won’t be able to clear my mask. If I’m panicked in the pool, I’m going to really panic in the ocean. Do I even want to dive? Am I just doing this because it’s cheaper here and it would be cool to say I did it? Maybe I don’t even like diving. I’ve never even done a ‘try dive.’ I don’t need to do this. I should just give up.