YESTERDAY was one of the most special days of my life.
I was scuba diving at the northern end of Hook Island at one of my favourite dive sites.
First of all I saw a green turtle floating by and swam alongside as it glided through the water.
Next I saw a white tip reef shark swimming stealthily by. What I saw next made this dive one I will never forget.
Three humpback whales, two fully grown adults and a calf just metres from me.
I saw the barnacles on their heads and the sucker fish clinging on for a free ride. I then realised the sheer size, power and beauty of these creatures.
To date this is the most magical moment I have ever experienced. I am a dive instructor living and working in the area and every day I appreciate how lucky I am to earn a living by sharing my passion for the underwater world with thousands of tourists each year.
The Great Barrier Reef is a national treasure and needs to be explored and protected for future generations.
Please realise how damaging some of our actions as humans can be for the environment. Eileen Davis, Sugarloaf