As I have already been asked, No, I did not use my own camera for the fish photographs but hired an underwater camera for the day. A day on the reef off Cairns snorkelling in a group while others were scuba diving. Once the boat had left the wharf we were all asked if anyone did not swim, and surprise, two people who were snorkelling could not swim and some had not used a snorkel before. They had to wear a floatation vest. I thought that the sea was quite calm but others did not like the movement of the boat too much. Lunch was provided but that was not up to much but water was free all day and most people drunk a fair drop of water what with the heat and the salt water that was swallowed. Whenever someone went into the water their name was marked off a sheet and when returning they had to sign the sheet as well to indicate that they had actually returned to the boat. At least one raft was in the water at all times when people were swimming or scuba driving.
|Waiting to leave the wharf|