My wife is in Australia right now, doing amazing things. Check it out!
Leaving the dock at dawn, I watched the sunrise over the Pacific Ocean. Two and half hours in a boat to our research site didn’t seem like trouble at all, especially considering the stunning views and blue water.
There was plenty of time to explore the dive boat and of course, to take a photo in honor of my favorite explorer, Jacques Cousteau. Snub-finned dolphins (endangered) porpoised alongside the boat, and one did a magnificent side breach off on the distance.
Our destination was Load Stone reef, and once we got there we were all of course thrilled. The mission of the day’s dives was to investigate the reef, refine our fish and coral identification skills, and practice our navigation (we certainly also had a load of fun along the way).
It may be odd to say that the first moment I had my head underwater the scenery was…
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