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Laura's Australia Adventure

Aquarium and Snorkel Snorkel! – Day 8

Thursday, June 4, 2009

In the bright in early morning, we boarded our comfortable coach to Townsville where we would soon visit the Great Barrier Reef. We had a quite long trip from Cairns to Townsville, so I added a quick nap while on the bus in my schedule. When we arrived to Townsville, we passed many growing sugarcanes and trees. It was only a matter of time before I reached the ReefHQ. Once we reached the educational aquarium we were greeted by some of the main staff. Even a person that can dive in lightning speed, and knows almost everything to know about fish…. Dangerous Duncan! Duncan had a quick into for us, and soon we entered the pool to practice snorkel techniques. We learned the basics (breathing through the tube underwater), and some more difficult ones (duck diving). I wasn’t completely successful with the duck diving part, but I figured that I could just avoid diving on the reef. We went to a different Mercure location, and had our sleep there. However, we were too excited to go on the reef. So, I didn’t get much sleep!



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Essential Programs Details

Duration 14 days
When May 25th - June 7th, 2009
Focus Marine Biology
Aboriginal Culture