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Diving on the Great Barrier Reef | by brown-dog
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Diving on the Great Barrier Reef

I thought i had uploaded most of my shots from my travels but every now and then my

screen saver pops up a shot which never made it on to Flickr. This was taken while diving on the Great Barrier Reef this time last year.

 

One of my least favourite diving experiences largely due to the attitude of the dive operator. One thing which stuck out for me was the dive guide who took me diving with 4 intro divers (a bunch of Pete Tongs whose limited vocabulary strecthed to "fockin wicked man"). The guide picked up a sea cucumber and passed it around to all the divers then chucked it on to the reef where a big chunk of coral broke off. Of course, by doing this everyone thought it was ok to go and touch anything they wanted to from corals to harrassing fish. And they wonder why the reefs disappearing.....

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Taken on January 6, 2006