Australia's wild wild West: Whale sharks and wow factor on a land and

As I drop into the water, panic takes hold. I kick my legs frantically, taking short, sharp gulps of air.I tread water for a couple of minutes to get my breath back, and then feebly propel myself forward as the waves deliver a series of stinging salty slaps.My guide shouts: ‘Put your head in the water!’ Here we go! The group don snorkels and prepare to dip their masks into the big blue Reluctantly, I dip my snorkel mask below the surface.

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