Sunday, 24 August 2014

500th Post - Helmet Diving off Green Island on the Barrier Reef.

 Hurray, Internet in the car!  So as I missed my own 500h post, I am posting it for you today as a n extra.

About five years ago when I was in Australia, I was invited to go Helmet diving by the man who owned the Seawalker business and I was very excited at trying this next experience.  My daughter and 2 grand children accompanied me to Green Island and from there I went Helmet Diving. Do I hear you asking, what is helmet diving? Well it could best be described as ‘walking’ along under the sea, not swimming around, and wearing a helmet.

The helmet looks a little like the pearl diver helmets of old, and kind of works in a similar way. The helmet (newer and much lighter than the old fashioned ones!) sits on ones' shoulders, encasing the entire head. Connected to the surface with an air-hose, the helmet provides a constant supply of fresh air to the helmet wearer, when you are under the water.

This experience is open to most people, and even non-swimmers can enjoy walking under the water with the fish.

 I was treated ’right royally’ and apart from giving me this experience free, the photographer took all these photographs and give me them, as well as a video of the other fish is the vicinity.  It was a wonderful experience and one I will treasure.

You can see this fish has a great sense of humour as he laughed at my joke!!

When I came back, they took a photograph of us all.  Annika was only over 1 year old and Daniel was about 6 years old.  Judith had brought them out to the boat where I was launched from and they enjoyed seeing that.  We had a wonderful day on Green Island and were given the run of the resort free.  The man also gave me photographs of some of the fish that I saw when I was snorkeling and that was another lovely memento of a brilliant day out.  I will show these photographs some other day.

I hope you liked what I decided to share for my 500th post.  I have been blogging just over 17 months and have enjoyed not only posting but reading, seeing your photographs and learning a lot on the many posts I comment on.

The video can be accessed at

If there is a black space below, click it and the video will appear.

Thanks to the owner of Seawalker for the photographs, video, Helmet Diving and a brilliant day. 

Thank you for visiting.

Many thanks for comments left on any of my posts.


  1. What will you think of and do next? I never know, you are a true adventurer! Your family is beautiful! And I think that big fish had a crush on you! It looks like he keeps trying to kiss you! Yo look the happiest have ever seen you. And why not, it is the adventure of a lifetime!!

  2. Crazy woman.!!
    No seriously Margaret what an experience - fabulous.
    Congrats on your 500th post.

  3. What a wonderful experience! Congrats on #500!

  4. Seems like you had a lot of fun! :)
    Congratulations for your 500h post!

  5. Oh my . . . what a wonderful experience . . . thanks for sharing and
    Happy 500th post . . .

  6. Oh my goodness, how awesome is that! I love the photos!

  7. 500 is a nice little milestone. Keep it up.

    Um, are you going to share the joke with the rest of us?

  8. Those are really exciting images. Hope you're having lots of fun!

    Mersad Donko Photography

  9. I bet that would have been thrilling. Those fish looked huge and you look so happy walking around with them. What a great time. Thanks for sharing.

  10. "A couple of parrot fish walk into a bar...."

    Great pics!

  11. A fabulous experience. Congrats on your 500th post Margaret.

  12. I have enjoyed all the posts i have read too. How do you scratch your nose in those helmets ?


  13. Congrats on 500 but more so on the blessed life you experience!! Thanks so for sharing.

  14. Hi, Congrats on 500 posts... That is NEAT.

    I loved seeing you right there WITH the fish...How much fun that must have been. Congrats... GREAT set of photos.

  15. Oh, what fun! The white fish looks like he could easily take off a finger, though! They sure are friendly! Sweet little family. Congrats on 500!