Corals, Cuttlefish and Crayfish - Julia's Underwater Adventure

Sustainability Consultant Julia Bairstow set herself the challenge of completing a three-day Open Water diving course with Perth Scuba, using two days of her Perspektiv Adventure Leave.

Here is what Julia got up to over the course of the three days...

Day 1 We started in the pool, learning all the hand signals, becoming familiar with the gear and performing all the different drills.

Day 2 We did our first ocean dive at the Rockingham wreck trail. The visibility was very poor, (partly due to the fact that as beginners we were all bobbing along at the bottom kicking up the sand from the sea bed with our fins) but we did get to practice the skills we learnt the day before in an open water environment.

Day 3 We boarded the Blue Destiny and travelled to Rottnest Island. Here we had the opportunity to plan our dives, apply our skills in deeper water, and to see some amazing sea life; there were corals, cuttlefish and crayfish. As silly as it may sound, what surprised me the most was the sheer number and variety of fish swimming around down there!

I’m so glad that I had the opportunity and encouragement from Perspektiv to "Dive" into this course. It was amazing to be able to experience the feeling of weightlessness and to be introduced to such an abundance of sea life, right on my doorstep!

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