Neil Vinod said...
Still buzzing from yesterday (Sunday 20/02/22 8:30am session). Was a 5am start for us from home, but glad because there was heaps of parking ($5 for half day. Can get ticket from office if having trouble with PayStay app). I'm sure there was free all day parking around if you looked too.
The crew were awsome and really wanna help you experience the best with the dolphins. After getting an incredible first run, we had to chase them around to find them again for a bit. Don't worry, you'll get multiple chances and the crew won't move on until ppl are satisfied. Also they have a guarantee so you can come back if you don't see any dolphins. We saw them while waiting on the pier.
Seals were more chill experience, although current was a bit strong for me, but I'm not a great swimmer. They have heaps of floatation devices though.
I thought the early morning was gonna be freezing, so I wore heaps of thermals underneath. I'd never wore a wetsuit before so didn't know how they worked i.e. once the cold water enters the suit, your body heats that water, and it doesn't escape.
My only take away for next time is to make sure I space myself out in the water, but that could have been my group (or me really). Ppl kept bumping into me. Spose it is pretty disorientating not only being in the water but looking out for the animals, having your head out of water to hear their directions, but having it underwater to see. Can't wait for next time, already pumped!!!
2 toliets and Cafe on board (toastie $9 each).
P.S. If you've never used a snorkel before, and are a worrier like me, you can buy a cheap one and use it in a pool to get a feel for it. I'm sure there a videos online for tips. Having your own that you are used to already could help you be more comfortable in the water to get the best experience.