Last week I went to The Reef for the first time as my mum and aunt came to see me on a holiday and they had also never been before. I have never been because I am terrified of swimming but wanted to see The Reef badly after living in Cairns for so long.
It was such an early start to the day and I am not particularly the best morning person but from the moment I arrived their friendly and happy staff have this infectious good mood that got the day going for the word go. We went through all the safety talks and chats about what would be happening for the day, it was very entertaining as the staff are humourous and fun and made it bearable to go through all the "boring" stuff.
There was snorkelling and diving which I didn't end up doing either but both my mother and aunt got in and raved for hours after how amazing it was, I did jump in for a swim and it was really beautiful, so colourful and lots of creatures out and about. Michaelmas Cay was stunning and I got to ride in the glass bottom boat and see all the pretty coral and fish. The boat was really comfortable and I had a great day relaxing with the staff as they spend so much time getting to know everyone and making sure you get everything you want out of your day.
Quietly... lunch was one of the best bits, I heard it was the best lunch on any of the trips, it was really good and just iced the cake on a good day.
A big thank-you to all the stuff for making my first trip to the reef memorable and I hope next time I go out with Passions I am brave enough to do some diving and I know I will go out again! My mum and aunt aren't from here and have not stopped talking about the day, it was very nice to send them home with good memories and knowing they both whinge about everything, Passions must do an impressive job as I didn't hear them whinge once for the first time ever.
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