Today we finally made it out to the Great Barrier Reef for some scuba diving and snorkeling. The Great Barrier Reef is massive, stretching almost the entire East coast of Australia. We only visited a few sites near Port Douglas. The day was beautiful and the water was calm; it was the perfect condition for diving. Even if you don’t dive, there is plenty to see as you snorkel around the shallower reefs.
We woke up excited this morning ready to go out to the Great Barrier Reef to do some scuba diving, but unfortunately our trip was rained out. The sky was dark and ominous as thunderstorms rolled in. We spent the whole morning indoors, wallowing in the fact that we came all the way across the world, not able to see the reef. In the afternoon the clouds cleared up and we made it to the beach for some snorkeling instead. Here is a GoPro video that Fausto recorded of the fish and coral around Hamilton Island.