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Saxon Reef

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  • Day567

    Tag 4 - Schildkröte Eric

    October 22, 2020 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    Today we met the coolest turtle ever! On board he is already known as turtle Eric. He is famous for coming very close to divers and he loves to eat cameras. We thought it is a joke of the crew until we met Eric today on a dive in the Saxon Reef (Magic Wall). It is probably the coolest turtle ever. We had so much fun diving around with him for a while. Absolutely amazing and our highlight so far!

    Heute haben wir Eric getroffen, die wahrscheinlich coolste Schildkröte der Welt. Bevor es los ging hat uns jemand von der Crew erzählt, dass Eric hier lebt und er es liebt Taucher und vor allem Kameras zu fressen. Wir dachten es sei ein Witz doch kaum waren wir abgetaucht war Eric auch schon da. Auf der Speisekarte heute: Meine GoPro :D Es war ein unglaubliches Erlebnis mit Eric so lange durch die Gegend zu tauchen. Bester Tauchgang bisher!
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  • Day564

    Great Barrier Reef - Tag 1

    October 19, 2020 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    Now we are in the middle of the Great Barrier Reef. Our boat is pretty empty so we can really enjoy it. First stop on our cruise was the Saxon Reef. Here we had a fast snorkeling session before we did our first scuba dive later the day. The first impressions are already amazing. In the next days we will do a minimum of 16 dives, so more pictures to come soon!

    Nun sind wir für die nächsten fünf Nächte mitten im Great Barrier Reef. Nachdem es von Cairns ca. 90 Minuten mit dem Boot aufs offene Meer ging war unser erster Stop das Saxon Reef. Kurz nach der Ankunft waren wir auch schon ein erstes Mal schnorcheln und tauchen. Hier gab es viele kleine bunte Fische, ein paar kleine Rochen und viele bunte Korallen. Ein sehr guter Start ins Abenteuer Great Barrier Reef.

    Übrigens: Die Wassertemperatur liegt bei 25-26 Grad, es weht kein Wind und das Meer ist platt. Hoffentlich bleibt es so :)
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  • Day569

    Tag 6 - Die letzten Tauchgänge

    October 24, 2020 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    Already the last day. Before our transfer boat to Cairns has arrived we enjoyed our last three dives. It was an absolute amazing experience this trip into the Great Barrier Reef.

    Bevor es zurück nach Cairns ging könnten wir noch drei Tauchgänge machen. Es war ein mega cooler Trip den wir jederzeit wiederholen würden.Read more

  • Day40

    Day 40: Deep Sea Divers Den

    August 29, 2016 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    Picked up at my hostel, ready to go for diving the great barrier reef. These guys know the drill, it's an oiled machine to get to the reefs and dive the great barrier. You really don't need to think off anything and that's also a little what I am missing here. It's good for now but next time I want to decide where I am diving and when. Smaller groups would do it and smaller boats but that also means no overnight stay out there. I thought it would be really far off the coast but it's ok. 1.5 hours I guess? Well the fun thing about many people is the many nice people haha. Great crew and great adventure divers, I am sharing this room with name buddy Daniel haha. From San Fran so he is really cool already. He did this course so I dove with more experienced diver Borja from Spain today without a guide eventually because we know what we need to do anyway ;-). Really relaxed guy, we did the first dive with guide but decided to go by ourselves when we trusted each others skills and that worked out perfectly fine. The 4th dive today I had to do with a guide because it was really special. Fluor diving, with black lights you go night diving and some off the Coral lights up beautifull. Actually you need a yellow screen on your mask and camera as well. The photo's are hard to get pritty in the dark but some moviematerial worked out fine. Actually the dive was really extraordinary anyway. It began with 6 people including guide. Than my buddy wasn't allowed cause you needed to have some experience with night dives. Than we went under and the group scattered a bit but the purple lights were a sign we were with 5. Than after 5 minutes of diving signs at the bottom, the guide left with one of the guys and apparently we had to stay on the bottom. I didn't quite get it because i wasn't the one "talking" with her. But I felt great on the bottom of the ocean in pitch black darkness with only a few purple light arouns. It felt like I was on the moon, I was starring at the surface 15 meters up and just enjoyed that moment of peace on earth. The guide came back alone and it felt like half an hour but the total dive was like 40 minutes. We saw some pritty coral that illuminated nicely when the uv lights were on it. Amazing beautifull and sadly we didn't see any fish light up that way but they should exist. Had a great time and after the dives almost went straight to bed and slept like a baby while rocking sideways on the swaying of the boat. Good nizzzzzzzz ;-)Read more

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