We love to explore the land around us. Its important to wake up each day and appreciate whats right in front of you, not only for the exterior but whats beneath the surface too. This week we were lucky enough to explore our planets largest eco system, the ocean. We headed out with Kings Ningaloof Reef Tours on Australias Coral Coast to take a look at life beneath the surface.
It was a beautiful sunny morning as we arrived at our first stop on the Ningaloo Reef. We snorkelled through the calm shallow reefs and made some incredible discoveries. Stepping out of life as you know it and into the world beneath is a spiritual experience, the busy world above transforms into calmness. We swam alongside the diverse species of fish, stingrays and reef sharks all within the colourful coral reef. It was such an enjoyable learning experience as the friendly and knowledgeable Kings team educated and guided us through our surroundings.
The highlight and most special experience of the day was swimming freely alongside 4 different whale sharks. Whale sharks are the largest known fish species in the ocean. We like to consider the ocean our second home, but for a whale shark it is their only home and we were overwhelmed that a creature of this size and power, was happy enough to let us share it with them. With a depth of 50 metres below and nothing else in sight, the feeling of gliding through the ocean next to these gentle giants is one we will never forget. With such a good energy from the experienced Kings team, we were able to have countless swims with 4 different whale sharks. We learnt that the famous underwater explorer Jacques Cousteau only ever saw 2 whale sharks in his lifetime, so seeing 4 in one day felt pretty amazing.
After an epic lunch made and served by our crew, we soaked up the sunshine on the Magellan. Just as we thought our day couldn’t get any better we watched in awe as humpback whales breached right in front of us. To end the day we had the opportunity for one last snorkel in the lagoon on the Ningaloo Reef.
We would like to thank the incredible Kings team: Sacha, Margot, Ben, Leith and the rest of the crew for making our day so special and ticking this one off our bucket list. Thanks guys.
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