“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.