Explore the reef in style with Ben Southall’s top 10 tips for landlubbers taking the plunge for the first time.
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You might have to change your wetsuit twice after witnessing nature run its course on a shark dive at Osprey Reef in the Coral Sea.
“They’re swimming a metre away from you, checking you out…”
Does eye-to-eye encounters with whales, shark feeds and drift diving with pelagics sound like your idea of a holiday? Then this guide is for you.
Tourism Ambassador Ben Southall gives ten international bloggers an adventure to write home about in Tropical North Queensland.
When I go for a run at sparrows-fart-early there’s already loads of people hitting the tarmac along the river. As I ride to work I’m overtaken by lycra-clad cyclists on their way to the local coffee-shop. When I jump in the pool at 6am there’s already swimmers churning up the surface of the water.
If like me you sometimes leave it all to the last minute here’s a few suggestions of activities you could do around Queensland…
I’ve always marvelled at yachts and sailing. To me there’s something beautiful about a bow cutting through a wave, a full sail under load or watching the sun drop into the ocean when you’re sat on anchor.
I’ve travelled the length of the state taking part in some ridiculously adventurous activities.
It’s almost 18 months ago since I sat down with the teams from Google Australia and Underwater Earth (UE) to discuss the concept of taking Google’s Streetview underwater on the Great Barrier Reef.