This was a really early start so we could be picked up at 06:05 to be taken to the ProDive boat. Once aboard the boat we were assigned safety numbers and quarters. It was then a really rough 3 hour journey out to the Great Barrier Reef. Even with seasickness tablets my friend didn’t take the trip too well and spent most the day hung over the railings.
Eventually I got to suit up and get took a giant stride into the water. Unfortunately I just couldn’t equalise the pressure in my ears so decided not to proceed any further. I returned to the boat having lost my chance to get a PADI certification. Later in the afternoon I did get to go for a snorkel and swam with jellyfish, a school of fish and a shark. It was pretty disappointing knowing I wouldn’t be able to get certified.
Whilst on the boat there is always something to eat after every dive so that those who have been diving can get some energy back.