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Diving the Great Barrier Reef

One of the highlights of our trip to Australia was the opportunity to see the Great Barrier Reef. We’ve taken two trips out the Great Barrier Reef to go snorkeling and so I could do some diving.  Our first trip was out of Port Douglas, on the far northern end of the Reef. Our second was to Lady Musgrave Island, near the southern-most end.  In addition, I took a diving trip out the wreck of the SS Yongala, a steamship that sunk in 1911.  This wasn’t technically part of the…

Snorkeling in Hanauma Bay

Yellow fish

This morning, Amber and I drove to Oahu’s Hanauma Bay, a nature preserve that was formed 30,000 years ago from volcanic activity on Oahu (the area was formed then, I should say; it was only designated as a protected area in the1960s).  The calm and protected water inside the bay have formed a perfect place for all kinds of fish to come and swim among the coral that grow there, and those fish have, in turn, attracted immense numbers of tourists–up to 3,000 each day–who come to snorkel and dive…