Underwater wonders in Australia

Nobody could accuse Dennis Bettin of giving up easily. The extreme sportsman dived 714 times from a 3-metre high board to enter into the record books. In the process, he suffered from cramps, fatigue and bruising on his legs.

While people like Bettin are exceptional, many Germans do enjoy water-sports, with swimmers and sailors being familiar sights throughout Germany, particularly in summer. While fishing may not exactly be a water sport, it’s also a popular way of passing the time (and hopefully catching dinner). Some Germans also enjoy trying other forms of water sports such as scuba diving and surfing. This makes Australia the perfect spot for a (working) holiday.

In Australia, there’s as much to see under the water as there is on land. Even snorklers can enjoy many of the beautiful fish in Australia’s waters, scuba divers can see even more. Swimming with dolphins is the experience of a lifetime for many people, in some parts of Australia you can also swim with sea lions. For the more adventurous, there’s the option to swim with tuna. The really adventurous can get into the water with sharks (in a cage) although many people prefer to watch them from the safety of a boat.

Whatever you do, do it with the help of a German NAATI translator!

“Fish Red” by luigi diamanti