Scuba Diving at the Great Barrier Reef

Burnie Vlog: Scuba Diving at the Great Barrier Reef

Ellie flips the script on Burnie and gets him out of his comfort zone. After Pax Australia she takes Burnie and Ashley scuba diving, staying on a liveaboard boat at the Great Barrier Reef. MUSIC: Go To Sleep, Bustra - Everything's Different (Monstercat Release), Da Tooby - Knockout 2, Liquid Lounge, Anders Morlin - Money Job, Pacific Palisades, Matt Cherne - Close.

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  • wDsKillerBob FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 days ago

    This vlog was actually a bit sad to me. I know in the podcast Burnie said that a few places you could see hints of bleaching but all the footage of them underwater it looks super bleached to me. I went scuba diving on the GBF more than 10 years ago at this point but it seemed so much more vivid in color and more sea life. I'm hoping that maybe it was just the underwater camera not picking up all of those bright colors but part of me feels as though that's just how it looks now, which sucks.

  • kingmanlau FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 days ago

    whers blake

  • eggbagel FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Thara

    5 days ago

    Love the beautiful drone shots. 

  • cak100 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 days ago

    Dude/Dudette how was landing the drone back on the boat? I imagine that was tough!

  • sonny88p

    1 week ago

    If you want to help protect the Great Barrier Reef you can go donate at www.barrierreef.org/donate/make-a-donation

  • conundrum32068 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    I love these Vlogs, but for the last couple the music they edit in has been way to loud no?   I have to turn it down, then i miss things they say when it goes back to them talking.

  • Obsolete18 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    Burnie's doing all these things to teach Ellie how to survive the Apocalypse but never stopped to think once the apocalypse started she has all the skills and he doesn't so either there roles flip and he works for her or she drops him like a rock. Come on Burnie you better up your game so she won't leave you behind.

  • SquallyPoet FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    Everyone is saying how relaxing the video and music was and here is me trying to manage my racing heart and breathing. I think it is safe to say I didn't realize the extent of my deep water fears. I will admit the footage is beautiful though. 

  • BluntObjekt FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    That was one of the most peaceful Vlogs I have seen.  Thanks for us taking along your underwater journey, Ashley, Burnie and Ellie.   The sea life, visuals and music were positively relaxing.  It's awesome when the student becomes just like the teacher. 

  • CivicSage

    1 week ago

    The music on the last scuba dive sounded a bit like The Future Sound of London. Whatever music it was, it fit the mood perfectly, another great vlog everyone, good job! 

  • George FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Cow Chop

    1 week ago

    what is the music when they are underwater the first time, its amazing

  • TomHigson FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    Ellie is hands down my favourite member of RT. Mark my words, one day she'll be bigger than Burnie.

  • queenvsbarton FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold possibly made of lego

    1 week ago

    burnie's poof of hair while underwater kept catching my attention. dude has a small animal growing on his head

  • Youbring FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    so Burnie what is it like having 2 girl friends and getting to call one of them the assistant and take both of them on vacation and there not mad at you or each other this is amazing teach me the way lol.

  • kimeechi FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    suh dude

  • SnowwolfYT FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    Is that australian sign language, or just signs that they use when diving?

    • LazarouDave FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Can't afford Double Gold

      1 week ago

      "Australian Sign Language"

      wot?

    • jessisamess FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 week ago

      It's what they use when diving, with a few unofficial Aussie twists in there too lol

    • Kxpuc FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 week ago

      diving

    • T3rminal FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Semper Gumby

      6 days ago

      It's actually called the Shaka Sign, and was adopted by surfers, divers, hang-gliders, and other activites like that.  Originally from Hawaii, it was used to convey the "Aloha spirit" of friendship, compassion, and understanding.  Usually translated as "Hang loose", it is most commonly used as a greeting or showing of gratitude.

    • SnowwolfYT FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 days ago

      Yes, Dave, sign language is different in other countries.. i think they use british sign... and i was meaning the other signs at the end of the video lol

  • thelillwh FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    I like to think that Burnie and Ashley have become parental figures to Ellie and this is footage from the family vacation.

  • lotti_winning FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    making me wanna renew my open water advanced so much rn

  • Fez8745 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    Should have said you were in Cairns. :P Would have been awesome to have been able to say Hi in Person.

  • masher14 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    Amanchu~

  • SH_Gubbins FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    Shaka Brah!

  • r3mus3 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    Next time you guys dive, use a red filter to get better underwater shots. You'll have better contrast in colors. Without it, you get that green haziness. Great video though. Looks fun!

    • DrippyWafflr FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 week ago

      I've found Magenta filters to be better in my experience, but play around with it!

  • CrimsonDragon019 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    Never thought I'd see an RT video shot in the place I lived almost my whole life in...although of course it would happen several months after I moved away haha feelsbadman

  • One_True_God FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    Dude if you wanna get into diving you shold visit the Philippines its amazing here

     

    • cyberdork117 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold TheQuestCrafter

      1 week ago

      Agreed! The one time I went diving was in Cebu and it was fantastic!

  • Pauliosis FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    Awesome video, plus the music plus underwater footage is super relaxing.

  • stayfr_sh FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    can't tell if its the lens, but everything looks so bleached underwater

    • cyberdork117 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold TheQuestCrafter

      1 week ago

      Color actually scatters at certain depths so quickly it becomes much more blue than it would above water.


      http://www.uwphotographyguide.com/underwater-photography-lighting-fundamentals

    • Peyto_Chesto FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 week ago

      Also, all the corals are dead.

  • The14th FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    This kinda makes me sad, because I'll probably never get the cash to travel to the great barrier reef before it dies.

  • travisblinds FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    I think this is the first time I've seen a walrus go scuba diving.


    Edit: Oh, that's Burnie.

  • silverswords FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    I feel like their next big series should be based on this concept.  The apocalypse hits, and Burnie has to survive with Ellie's expertise.

  • thecompassmaker FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    10:32 

    Deer, meet headlights

  • wickedsnakes FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    I thought no captain would let you scuba dive or rent you cylinders unless you are certified. 

    • The14th FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 week ago

      I got the impression that this was a guided experience

    • Savalanche FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 week ago

    • Broadsword6 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 week ago

      It depends. So, a SCUBA license allows you to go SCUBA diving by yourself. They also didn't go far from the boat before testing certain skills and we don't know if they were getting SCUBA certified (which requires 2 dives with a dive master). But before I got my SCUBA license, I "learned" to dive from a resort course in Mexico. 


      Bottom line though, Open Water SCUBA isn't that hard and if you are 30ft(?) or shallower you are fine. (I want to say you can go to 30 feet and immediately return to the surface. Deeper than 30 feet you need 1 to 2 stops to decompress.)

    • wickedsnakes FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 week ago

      @Broadsword6  maybe its different in various places, but in New York I had get certified or be in the process of certification before anyone except my instructor could rent me cylinders. even then, I had to get over 100 dives and deep dives for Solo diver license so I could dive without a buddy or a dive master. :)

  • SamuelF FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    i wonder what type of music burnie listens too

  • AndyShrew FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    You havn't lived apparently until there's a sign put up about something you did. 

  • Syntha FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Synthasia

    1 week ago

  • Wolfencreek FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    I had a really cool experience at the beginning of september, Theres an Aquarium here in the city I live in (Manchester) called the sealife centre and It was my dads birthday in July and he loves going on experience days e.g. racecar driving, riding in a hot air balloon etc. So the aquarium has an experience you can do where you get to put on a specially prepared diving helmet(think a modern take on the old diving helmets that have a hose that goes to the surface. anyways I buy the ticket for my dad and give it to him on his birthday, he's pretty happy with it but its going to be tricky to book because summer holidays are here and my parents are looking after my sisters kids. But we eventually settle on a date and I get someone to cover my shift at the supermarket I work at. We get to the aquarium and my dad hands in the paperwork to the receptionist and a few minutes later two women in dive suits come out. Unfortunately my Dad has Diabetes( however thanks to a rapid change in his diet and exercise its very minor) so we find out that you have to fill in a seperate form and get it signed by a doctor. My dad is obviously disappointed but the dive team do suggest that someone else can take my dads place. Heres where I fit in. My dad immediatetly suggests me and i'm a little hesitant because I don;t want to to take this experience away from my dad as it was a present for him. Unfortunately the seawalk(as they call it) closes/closed down in october so even if we left and came back my dad wouldn't have been able to do it. I agree and as luck would have it me and my dad are of a similar enough build to where his swimming trunks fit me. we get sent through to the actual aquarium and then eventually find the area we're supposed to wait in to watch the tank where the dive happens. I go in and myself, another man(who turns out to be a professional diver) and an older woman and her granddaughter are all given an induction where we're taught the hand signals, shown the diving helmet and get our wetsuits. We then head into shower cubicles to put on the wetsuits because apparently they're easier to get on with warm water (to my relief they also have cords you can pull at the back to zip them up) after we're all suited up we get taken into the room above the tanks (which was pretty cool) and have ankle weights strapped to us to keep us on the seafloor/keep us level. I somehow end up the first to go down into the tank and have the helmet lowered onto me. I wear glasses so visibility was a little tricky + I ended up having to have extra ankle weights because I am gifted with an almost supernatural bouncy. everyone eventually makes it down onto the floor of the tank with a team of divers assisting us and pointing out the different sealife in the tank. They actually used the same hand signals as the guys in the vlog so it must be universal divers language. I ended up having a great time and I only wish my dad had gotten the chance as well.


    TL;DR: Got my dad the gift of a seawalk, forgot to take his diabetes into account, ended up doing the seawalk myself and having a blast.

  • dkcholo FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Hi?

    1 week ago

    nice to see ellie before she died

  • TacticalSandals FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    Odd, i went there years ago on my honeymoon. It looks so different now, the reef almost looks bleached. I remember a LOT of red and greens on the coral. 

    • Abition FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 week ago

      Depending on the camera, the blue of the water can wash out a lot of the color without proper lighting.  The video was actually pretty colorful despite that.

    • eltoroguaco FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Dope artist

      1 week ago

      It is bleached and that is a serious problem.

    • fozzie52 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 week ago

      might be the cameras washing stuff out. But the reef is recessing so...

    • TomOneil FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 week ago

      Yeah. They're estimating over 90% of coral is bleached. The reef is 2300 km long (~1500 miles). There's still plenty (definitely not enough - esp. to maintain sustainability) of places to see colours. I doubt they would be promoting diving into a completely bleached part of it. 

    • Chewy77 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Chewy77

      1 week ago

      @TacticalSandals you're not seeing wrong. On top of the camera lens not being suited for underwater filming. The GBR as a whole has suffered significant bleaching.

    • darkflame8 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 week ago

      @eltoroguaco@Chewy77 and @TacticalSandals. Couple on to this the rising acidification of the waters and the Crown of Thorns, it is likely that the reef will never recover even half of its original volume.

    • Chewy77 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Chewy77

      1 week ago

      @darkflame8 that is of course if we don't change how we go about doing things here in Australia -_- There is hope for a full turn around, it'll obviously take a while to see "full" recovery, but that window is closing fast. I'm trying to be optimistic about it. But i don't think my optimism will last long. So I recommend checking out the GBR asap. Rob a bank if you have to.

  • capnporkloinz FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    I inspire to be like them. Straight role models they are.

  • colespock FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    Texas is on the gulf so not a bad thing to know how to do on Z-day ;) cool video :D


  • kadax FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    Dat music though. Also, is there anything Ellie CANT do?  heart_eyes

    • colespock FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 week ago

      ... Back flip? No I bet gymnastics is the next video lol

    • silverswords FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 week ago

      Apparently keep down a scorpion, if we learned anything from Extra Life.

  • calpine FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold CALQL8ING

    1 week ago

    In this episode of Burnie Vlog we trap our protagonist, his elf scout and a video game reporter on a boat in the middle of a reef. They must scuba and hunt in order to survive and make it out. Will we see advanced scuba levelling up by Ellie? Will they let Burnie drown or be eaten? Will Burnie level up himself?! This and more on this week's episode of Burnie Vlog.

  • DaDramaLlama FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    Those bleached corals make me kinda sad.

    • janas FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 week ago

      I don't think they're that bleached. Partially sure but they always edit the documentaries and stuff you see, in a way that makes them look more colorful and impressive.

  • simrell FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold not drunk

    1 week ago

    i dunno about anyone else but i really love when you guys do boating/water stuff. it really takes me back to when i was growing up on a live aboard with my parents. 


    also, pal YOUR HAIR. glorious. tall. floof. 

    • HereComeGiants FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 week ago

      water stuff takes me back to when you lived with your parents, too.