In this section of Muir we did snorkelling. the first things we did practising our snorkelling skills in the pool on Mondays and Fridays, like duck diving, swimming, clearing masks, learning underwater signs, learning how to do safety jumps, holding our breath, learning safe snorkel (Safe, Accident, First aid, Emergency, Sun, Nourishment, Ocean, Keep together, Environment, Leave no trace) and learning how to equalise our ears. We also did team building skills on Wednesdays when we had double periods, this was so we could get to know each other and know how to work together as a group.
Then we moved onto swimming at Coogee. We went to Coogee on the double period on Wednesday for three weeks. At Coogee we looked at the maritime trail and the shipwreck. At the shipwreck we just swam around the shipwreck, looking at fish and other things, this helped us work on our swimming skills and let us have an intake of the marine life at Coogee. Then we went along the snorkelling trail. On the trail there was a star on the ground that we could duck dive down to swim through, and if you didn’t want to go through the star you could try to duck dive down to touch the ground. This helped us work on equalising our ears as the water was quite deep.
Next we had an excursion to Rottnest. The first thing we did was catch a fairy to Rottnest. When we arrived we walked to the basin, and when we got to the basin we put down our stuff under the shaded area. Then we split into classes so we went in the water in turns, my class was first so we got into our rashies and wet suits and walked down to the beach. At the beach we got into pairs so we had a swimming buddy, and decided on an area to explore, then hopped in the water and swam to it. At the area we would explore with our partner to look at marine life. we explored three areas at the basin, at one of the areas we had an option to swim through a tunnel, and the other two just was reefs. In the breaks where our group wasn’t snorkelling we got to eat our food, play cricket or soccer or just chill and get warm. After everyone was finished snorkelling we got changed into clothes, packed up our stuff and picked up any rubbish on the ground. Then we walked back to the jetty and took the fairy home.