Green Island is one of the best places to visit while exploring the Great Barrier Reef. With a variety of activities, resorts, and tours, Green Island has something for everyone. They have even broke the mould with new experiences for visitors and have introduced Helmet Diving into the mix of activities they offer on the island. What is helmet diving exactly? I’m glad you asked.
Helmet diving is exactly what it sounds like. A large helmet is placed on top of your head. There is a large tube attached to the helmet so the person wearing the helmet can breath normally while walking on the ocean floor. The best part about this activity is that you do not need to have any diving or swimming experience to participate. The helmet almost looks like an astronaut’s helmet for space. It’s large in size to give you more breathing space so you do not suffocate.
As you walk across the reef floor, you have a personal view of the marine life in the Great Barrier and are able to see creatures and corals that many might not be able to see if they were snorkelling or scuba diving. This is a slow-paced activity as you are not swimming around. You are safely planted on the bottom of the ocean so you have more stability.
Just like scuba diving, there are safety precautions to take and your instructor will brief you on those as well as teach you a few hand signals to use underwater. The helmet dive lasts around 30 minutes and majority of the time is along a path paved out for you. Since you are not in very deep water, you will not feel as if you need to panic about how deep underwater you are like in scuba diving. The coolest part is how much marine life you will be able to see because you are moving at a slower pace.
Many people don’t know the difference between helmet diving and scuba diving and opt for the scuba dive. If you do not know how to swim or are scared to swim in the Great Barrier Reef, helmet diving is a fantastic option for you. You will still be able to experience the reef underwater and do it at your own pace with your feet planted nicely on the reef floor. And the best part of it all? You get the chance to watch fish feed right in front of you. Now who wouldn’t want to see that?
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