I completed my open water scuba diving requirements 17 years ago on the island of Kauai, Hawaii. Since then I had completed 13 dives. (Puts me way behind the curve from most divers.)
As a Minnesotan, diving is an expensive hobby because it requires me to travel somewhere else to dive. I dove once in Lake Huron, for practice. It was cold.
I have spent way more time visiting Europe than going places where I could dive, but I did put the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) on my bucket list once I realized how much I love to dive.
But…realistically, I didn’t actually believe, at the time, that I would ever scuba dive the GBR.
I just returned from a fantastic trip to Australia, and it started in Cairns.
Cairns is a small town where many people go to access the GBR. I know an Australian woman who described it…
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