Helmet diving with Kang & Kodos

Over the Christmas break, I went on a little road trip through Northern Queensland with my sister and niece.  We had a blast stopping for a beer in each new town, sleeping in crappy motels, and peeing on the side of the road.

At Port Douglas, we went helmet diving and snorkelling, which was pretty fun.  Helmet diving is like holding a big glass air bubble around your head, with a hose for fresh air.  It’s surprisingly tricky to look sideways and perceive depth but at least you don’t have to worry about scary scuba diving equipment or ear pressure problems, so it’s a lot more chill.  I think we looked like the aliens from The Simpsons – Kang & Kodos.

Afterwards, we went snorkelling and got right up close to all the colourful fish and coral.  With all the talk of coral bleaching these days, I’m glad we got to see the Great Barrier Reef one last time, before we do what we do best and kill it.

Kevin Costner helmet diving – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCQ6ADnxStI

Cuba Gooding Jr helmet diving – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ylmf4LyvjZ4

Kang & Kodos from The Simpsons – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZiGfdGGgSM


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