It feels like the build up to the wet season has started already, I had a chance to get out on Reef Experience Cairns just recently while the northerly winds have kicked in and its been hot and really humid. So, with nice warm air and the wind at 10/ 15 knots, it was time to go out and do some diving. It has been about 2 months since my last lot of diving up in Papua New Guinea, so we headed out with a local family-run company here in Cairns called ‘Reef Experience Cairns’.
This was yet another fantastic day out on The Great Barrier Reef and we were even lucky enough to have a nice little encounter with a baby hawksbill turtle!
Reef Experience Cairns offer a fantastic day out on 2 reef locations, usually Norman, Saxon, Hastings Reefs. They visit 2 reef sites in a day while offering snorkeling and scuba diving from there blue ocean going vessel Reef Experience.
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Sometimes in life amazing things can happen to you, the world is moving along in this crazy fast pace and life’s journey takes us down many different roads. Standing at the fork in the road sometime we make a stand out choice that is a road to happiness.
Living up here in Cairns, Far North Queensland, Australia, I had never been to Papua New Guinea. Which might sound strange seeing that its only a 1 hour 45 min flight from Cairns to Port Moresby, but this is true. After scuba diving allot here on The Great Barrier Reef from Cairns, Port Douglas, The Cod Hole and even Ospray reef it was time to spread my wings a little further a field.
Enter TUFI – Dive Resort Papua New Guinea, now being new to the whole Papua New Guinea idea, the external media of the country has everyone cringing with the thought of going there for a holiday. But as I was about to find out, it turns out to be one of the most beautiful places on earth.
Time has stood still in Papua New Guinea, Ok the modern world is starting to have its impact, but still it is a step back in time! People live in there natural surroundings, pretty much like they have done for thousands of years. Magnificent Rain-forests hundreds of years old, birds that I thought only ever existed in the movie Avatar, and diving. Diving was the biggest surprise of all ….. wow!
One of the biggest differences I tell my friends from diving from Cairns to diving in Papua New Guinea is, you really are at the wild frontier when you dive in PNG. Amazing Muck diving can be found right at your feet, especially at the main jetty at TUFI – Dive Resort.
Beautiful big coral walls and extremely healthy reef systems on the off shore reefs open up into big deep blue waters, where you may encounter hammerheads and sunfish.
If time is on your side and you get the chance to escape the rat race even for just 5 days or so, do yourself a favor visit one of the last wild frontiers left on the planet. Take a short dive holiday at TUFI – Dive Resort Papua New Guinea.
This morning we hiked up to the ‘Red Arrow’ trail, which is located directly opposite the general aviation side of the Cairns Airport, near the Botanical Gardens. When sitting at the lookout you have a fantastic view out over the ocean to the east and what was to be an amazing event this morning – a full solar eclipse. People came from all over the world to view the moon passing in front of the sun at roughly 6:44 am this morning. I took a picture below to show you a little piece of what we experienced. Just Amazing!!