Great Barrier Reef: Dip below the waves to experience one of Australia’s greates; Pat Lee; Postmedia Network

Australia – Great Barrier Reef

“This will be your worst look ever” we were warned as we wedged ourselves into skin-tight, full-body Lycra suits before slipping off a diving platform at the Great Barrier Reef.

Think giant sausages. Think — well, just don’t think. Because the prize at the end of this fashion “don’t” was the experience of a lifetime. It was a chance to slip into the warm Coral Sea and witness a teeny, tiny portion of the 2,300-km ecosystem off Australia’s north-east coast.

It was a chance to see one of the Seven Wonders of the World and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A chance to see a living organism that can be seen from space.

What a sight it was.

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