One of the biggest reasons I chose to study here in Townsville was the easy access to the reef. Growing up, I kept a reef aquarium, and I have been fascinated by the reef ever since. Over lecture recess, my lifelong dream of experiencing the largest reef system in the world finally came true. I travelled to Cairns and went out on a 3 day liveaboard trip that was truly incredible. I captured most of my dives with a GoPro, and this video shows a few of the highlights! Enjoy!

Editor’s note: Turtle appears at 2:05. Viewing as full screen recommended.

Great Barrier Reef on a GoPro from PhotoKazyak on Vimeo.

You can view more of Eric’s incredible photos and videos on his personal website.

Eric Kazyak is a student at the University of Maryland and a TEAN Featured Blogger. Eric is currently studying abroad with TEAN in Townsville, Australia.