Location: Lady Elliot Island
There are no words to describe how lucky I feel to have such a beautiful life and the end of 2013 is just the beginning of the Hello Kiki journey. I hope to share many more Hello Kiki adventures coming up in the 2014 year.
The highlight of our “Road Trip” was going to Lady Elliot Island to discover the Great Barrier Reef. I had no intention of diving at Lady Elliot Island as I previously thought I couldn’t do it due to mild asthma. So I just resigned myself to snorkelling. Then speaking to the dive instructors them informed that I would be perfectly fine and I would be have an instructor with me at all times anyway. This got me a little excited and nervous at the same time but I decided to give it a go.
Wow, what an amazing experience diving! The aquatic life is simply breathtaking, with so many colours in everything you look at from coral to fish. I am so happy to have experienced the life undersea as there is just so much to see. It is one place in the world you don’t need to have a passport to cross into their borders, but you do enter the risk of seeing a Great White Shark!
You do have to do a PADI course or a half a day Discovery Scuba Dive training before you can dive with the pros. I was so thankful to have such fun chilled out diving instructors working at Lady Elliot Island. I did need help on my second dive as I lost one of my fins and I kept floating to the surface. Thankfully the instructor had helped me get my fin back on and also helped me out with my buoyancy. I was overjoyed when I finally got to see a sea turtle after everyone I’ve been travelling with had already seen one. All I wanted was to see and swim with a turtle on the island! And then all of a sudden I not only got to see one but six sea turtles, then a shark about 2 minutes later. It just kept getting better and better as we kept swimming and then we saw before surfacing a manta ray.
If you have not seen my video of diving in the Great Barrier Reef please check it out here to witness the beauty beneath the sea.
Above sea level from day to night I spent relaxing and walking along the coral beach capturing the view. It was extremely special to bring in the New Year on this wonderful island but also sharing it with my sister Maggie from Canada who I have missed deeply in my life.
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