I then carried on with my travels, visiting Uluru. All the sand was interesting but I coped and because I was unable to walk around the rock I compromised, forking out for an amazing helicopter ride over it delivering breathtaking views. The most challenging and scary thing I did was driving the barrier reef, I had traveled around the world so sure as hell was going to dive it! I got on the boat, which was very choppy to say the least; I could have done with a seatbelt to stop me flying out my seat as the boat crashed around. I was determined not to get sea sick as I knew I wouldn't be able to dive. I got to the pontoon and was squeezed into a little black wet suit. I don't know what I expected but it wasn't this, sea as far as I could see, it was choppy and freezing. Now is probably a good time to mention I can't swim and would probably go as far as saying I am scared of water. The instructors were very supportive, not pushing me as I tried not to panic. I was diving on an underwater bike and eventually built up the courage, knowing I would regret it if I didn't. Wow wasn't it worth it, from stunning corals, to amazing colorful fish nearly as big as me and friendly reef sharks. I was on edge throughout the dive, but it's one of the most memorable and although it may sound stupid most scary experiences of my life.
Australia zoo, rainforests, feeding dolphins, whales, Sydney Tower the list of things I did in this incredible country goes on. After a stopover in Singapore, I was well and truly bitten by the travel bug! Writing this has reminded me how many amazing things I did and life long memories I made.
I would advise any disabled person considering traveling go for it and you will make some amazing memories. With a little planning and maybe a few compromises you can make sure you have a great trip. I hope you have enjoyed reading just a few my memories from and will support me by voting in the competition so I can share many more experiences.
Editors Note: Kieran Jones is an actor, presenter and broadcaster with a range of experience and skills. His passion for performing is constantly growing and he will be appearing in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 2 as a goblin. He has also appeared in various stage production including most recently playing Blusher in Snow White and the Seven the Seven Dwarfs at the Richmond Theatre and Grouchy in Snow White at the Swansea Grand. You can visit his personal website at www.kierandjones.co.uk
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