Great Barrier Reef (3): Night on the Reef

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Two of the dives were night dives and this was a totally different experience! Armed with a flashlight I paddled about as the previously sedate Trevally and Red Bass (who drifted along during the day) began a feeding frenzy! The photos didn’t turn out so well with the flashlight as the only light source. But if you can imagine these 4-5 foot long fish zipping all around, searching for any poor little fish caught out in the open, you might get a little sense of what it was like!

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I also saw 6-7 reef sharks, which at first was kind of scary/invigorating, but they really kept a much greater distance than the Trevally and Red Bass. The crew told us to expect seeing the reef sharks as a common place event, particularly on the night dives.

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