THE SEA IS FILLED WITH INUMERABLE CREATURES
Matthew 13:47 “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a dragnet that was cast into the sea and gathered some of every kind"
The first time I looked underwater - Mombasa
I was a 5 year old in Mombasa, East Africa.
Dad's mask was too big for me but he held it on the surface of the water so I could see the coral and a small stingray.
Years later when I was 16, a friend (Graham Hill) & I became the youngest members of the Underwater Explorer’s Club of Western Australia (UEC).
The training was excellent & it wasn't long before Graham and I were diving on shipwrecks alongside experienced male & female divers from all walks of life including Ex-Navy Divers, a couple of Doctors, a Police Diver and a Bank manager to name a few.
Some whales can hold their breath for 1 1/2 hours under water. Some can dive to depths of one kilometre without damage to their tissues. When a person dives, the pressure causes nitrogen from the air to dissolve into the body's fluids and tissues. On re surfacing, bubbles of nitrogen can form in the tissues and blood, causing decompression sickness (the 'bends'). Dolphins and whales have a different air exchange system so they avoid the bends. Their lungs are supplied with very fine capillaries which allow dissolved nitrogen to return rapidly from the blood to the lungs without causing bubbles.
Lyn & I saw whales in the great Australian bight which is the largest indentation on the Australian coast and is said to be the longest line of sea cliffs in the world.
About Whale Sharks
Preferring warm waters, whale sharks come in to Coral Bay in Western Australia during the coral spawning of the area's Ningaloo Reef, which provides the whale shark with an abundant supply of plankton. Although it is a massive Shark, the Whale Shark is a docile gentle giant.
About Coral Bay
Coral Bay (Ningaloo Reef) is one of Western Australia’s favourite holiday spots. With beautiful coral gardens just metres from the pristine white beaches of this tiny, laidback seaside town, it’s a nature lover’s dream. Once you get there and settle into your campsite or bungalow, you don’t need to drive again until you leave. Everything including the snorkeling is just at your doorstep.