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Surf’s up in Bali

Written by Adrian, the surfer dude of AU head office.

My surfing is like Zoolander, I don’t go left. Its not that I am against it, I just grew up on right handers. I also grew up in a wetsuit. Two things that you don’t get when you’re surfing in Bali.

There’s not too many places better suited to a surfer than Bali. Its cheap to live, its got great bars, the waves are world class and the waters warm. Its surfings heaven! Well until you fall and scrape your back on live coral heads and have to disinfect the scars by rubbing limes and their juice all of them.

image by @surfdaysbali

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The most EPIC skydives from our Twitter followers

A few weeks ago we asked you guys to #throwback to ‘that time you skydived’ and OMG there were some pretty hair raising pictures tweeted!

So here are some sky dive #throwbacks from our twitter gang. Brace yourselves…

@claregordge

@claregordge

Sky diving in the adventurous Oxfordshire!
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You’ll never want to leave the Whitsundays!

Picture 74 islands slung across the Great Barrier Reef, these little islands are a showstopper on any East Coast trip! It’s safe to say once you’re there you’ll never want to leave. Our Aussie main man Adrian, is here to share with you his love for this jaw dropping bunch of islands.

I'm on a boat

I am in complete agreement with the boys from The Lonely Island when they’re singing about feeling like the “King of the world when you’re on a boat like Leo”, especially when that boat is cruising 5 knots on the Whitsunday passage, next stop Hayman Island!
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5 Dive Spots You Must Visit On The Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef is a water baby’s haven, with the reef covering more than 3,000 square km there is plenty for you to explore and see. Depending on the season you visit this world heritage listed site you can dive with whales, sharks, hang with Crush and his family on the EAC dude (AKA sea turtles), glide with one of the giants of the ocean (AKA manta rays) and pretty much see all different species of fish under the sun.

But where should you go to see all these incredible creatures of the big blue? We’ve narrowed down our favourite spots. Check our favourites:

1.Osprey Reef

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5 Unmissable Fiji experiences!

So, you are thinking about adding Fiji to your round the world trip? A couple of years ago that is exactly what I was contemplating. It is crazy that an afterthought actually became the ultimate highlight of my four month adventure. Just as my sister encouraged me, I want to return the favour and convince you not to miss out on this tropical paradise…

1.Beachcomber

Beachcomber Fiji
This island is any backpacker’s paradise. It almost feels like you are on an episode of Shipwrecked when you rock up to this tiny jewel that is rightly labelled the ‘party island’ of Fiji. Order the most tropical cocktail, lay on the beach and chill-out before dancing the night away under the stars. Now that is an unmissable experience!

Location: Beachcomber Island Resort – Beachcomber Island
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