Monday, April 30, 2007

Snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef

A Lifeguard is positioned to call people back who stray too far outside the marked area, and to rescue anyone if needed. The blue lycra suits are recommended to avoid being stung by box jellyfish or irikandji, both can be lethal. They are not the most flattering of garments, but most people do wear them, so after the initial shock people just resign themselves to looking "interesting" We did see a couple of foreign ladies with their swimsits over the lycra, and a couple of people stripped off and wore them alone !! I apologise in advance if you are in my photos, I tried to take them so faces were not in full view.

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