Australians, help me get an adrenaline rush

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  1. Heilage macrumors 68030

    Heilage

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    Hey guys!

    So, I'm spending Christmas and New-Years in Western Australia. I'm in desperate need for an adrenaline rush in the Perth area, now that the skiing season is out and I can't risk my limbs in a steep snow covered hill.

    Does anyone know anything? Preferably bungee jumping or skydiving, but any other suggestions will be considered.

    Help a junkie in need. :)
     
  2. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Go swim with a whale shark at Ningaloo Reef (I think around 10 hours north of Perth) and Exmouth. They're the size of two schoolbuses parked beside each other, and it would be a rush to swim in front of it while it's heading towards you. :)
     
  3. Heilage thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Whale sharks? Damn... Do I want to die? :p

    I was thinking about diving anyway, though.
     
  4. adamerr macrumors 6502a

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    Well the sharks come free :)
    Not to mention..
    • Box Jellyfish
    • Blue Ring Octopus
    • Stone Fish

    + many, MANY more.
    All of which are incredibly deadly.

    But I hope I'm not putting you off the diving idea.
    Have fun ;)
     
  5. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Whale sharks are harmless. Giant gentle gorgeous fish.
     
  6. Heilage thread starter macrumors 68030

    Heilage

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    Jeez. For some reason I think of skydiving as a lot less dangerous than diving in a coral reef. :p

    I know, but aren't they large enough to actually suck in a human body? They're not predators, but I would feel somewhat reluctant to swim with something that I can stand straight up inside the mouth of. ;)
     
  7. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    They're plankton munchers. I doubt they'd be able to get you in their mouth, let alone bite down with much force.
     
  8. arkitect macrumors 601

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    They won't bite you… they'll just try and filter you.
    ;)
     
  9. Heilage thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Allright then. Idea noted. :)
     
  10. iBlue macrumors Core

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    I think all sharks get such a bad name. I had a little swim in Hawaii with some tiger sharks (I didn't know at the time that the area I was swimming in was teaming with them, I wondered what I had kicked, it felt solid.) and I made it ok. Not sure I'd have gone in had I known beforehand though.
    Don't let the wildlife scare you out of diving, it's an amazing time.
     
  11. Heilage thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I've always wanted to dive with fish, but I'm somewhat scared of sharks, especially Great Whites and Hammerheads. I went snorkling at Great Barrier Reef when I was 10, and it was amazing. Loads of fish and wildlife, and one of those things that klled Steve Irwin (I actually forgot what they're called) swam a meter below me. I'm glad I didn't freak out when that happened.
     
  12. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    heres a good site for WA activities. diving with Whale Sharks and sky diving would be awesome!
     
  13. spillproof macrumors 68020

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    Try to pick up a koala and not get torn to shreds.
     
  14. iBlue macrumors Core

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    It was a stingray and a total freak accident.

    Don't let it scare you. Diving is awesome. :)

    http://upc.*************/uploads/florida/keysDive-1.jpg http://upc.*************/uploads/florida/keysDive-2.jpg
     
  15. Heilage thread starter macrumors 68030

    Heilage

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    Thanks for that link! I was looking for a site like that, but Google didn't help me. (Might be that I'm not skilled enough :p )

    I'm very well aware that it was a freak accident. I've never been afraid of those, but at ten years old I was cursed by knowledge about their poisonous tips, not knowing about the improbability of attack. A couple of years ago (another trip) a huge one, like 2 meter in wingspan, swam underneath our dingy on our way from the boat to the shore. It was like a huge shadow, pretty cool.

    Gorgeous pictures, looks like you had a lot of fun. :)


    Spillproof: I've actually held a Koala. They had sharp claws, but it was so damn cute. ^^
     

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