What is it like to be driven in a boat for two hours 40 miles off the coast of Australia into open water and be told to jump in? For me, terrifying! I always freak out a little when I get in the water off a boat to snorkel. When we snorkeled the Great Barrier Reef (years ago on our honeymoon) the first thing I saw when I got into the water and my finally got my breathing relaxed was a reef shark. Yikes! I looked all around and couldn’t see anybody else because we went with a small boat of only about 6 people and they had all already swam off in different directions. I think the shark was as scared as I was though and swam away to hide from me.
March 13, 2014
My snorkel man had no problem though.
A few years before this trip a couple was left behind by a dive boat and the story inspired the movie Open Water. Luckily this was still fresh in everyone’s mind and there were multiple counts of people before boats would leave so I am here to tell you about our trip rather than you hearing about it in a movie.