It’s our second day in Cairns and it has been an amazing day! Before leaving for the trip I was most excited for our visit to Cairns because of the Great Barrier Reef and I can’t believe I finally saw it. I started by snorkeling which is something I have never done before. While snorkeling I saw tons of fish, a stingray, and a sea turtle which were all beautiful creatures. I decided snorkeling wasn’t enough to see the reef so I did the crash course to go diving. I was definitely afraid when I first got in the water in the diving equipment but once the instructor told me to just breathe I calmed down a lot. While diving we didn’t see any cool fish or sharks but I did get to see a giant clam. Snorkeling and diving were incredible experiences and now I want to get my diving certificate.