The Great Barrier Reef, Australia

December 18, 2015

I'm certain everyone has a bit of knowledge on The Great Barrier Reef, with it being the world's largest living organism and an absolute mecca for divers. Its beauty and vastness is unrivalled, as its water is the clearest and bluest one will ever see and the amount of coral and fish species is mind-blowing. It's clear why this is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.

Alas, during the time the Australian spring takes a turn towards summer, we boated our way to the Reef from the coastal township of Agnes Waters. To say that the ride to the Reef was bumpy and the water was choppy would be a mad understatement, but these things are trivial when you think of the grandness that you have in store. 

We spend hours snorkelling in the Reef, making new marine friends. There was an abundance of sea turtles and colourful fish, with a stingray even making an appearance. 

The multitudes of corals here are absolutely astounding. It's difficult to believe your eyes because of the beauty they witness.

Once you get to the Reef, it takes a while for the fact that you're in one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, swimming in something you've heard so much about and could only ever dream about - until now.

I'm so grateful to tick this experience off my bucket list: it was definitely an unforgettable one.