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  • The Best Job In The World

DESCRIPTION

In February 2009 an extraordinary job position was advertised:  for 6 months, the Great Barrier Reef, off Australia's East Coast, needs a caretaker. Wage: $AUD150,000. Open to all nationalities. 35,000 applications later, the 600 islands of the Great Barrier reef has a caretaker - Ben Southall, a 33 year old Englishman with a passion for travel and adventure.  The Best Job In The World follows Ben and his girlfriend Breanna Watkins as they traverse a world-wide campaign and media frenzy - and not a bad job!  In Ben's role he has to learn all he can about the reef:  its ecology and its wildlife, the impact of tourism and global warming.  Along the way he and Bre get to sample the best diving, resort, and island experiences to be had anywhere in the world.

EPISODE GUIDE

  • The Best Job In The World: Day 1
    Englishman Ben Southall sets out to prove he has the best job in the world as caretaker of Australia's Great Barrier Reef.
  • The Best Job In The World: Girlfriend On The Run
    Ben begins his job at the Great Barrier Reef: visiting a wildlife park, learning to throw a boomerang, talking to scientists and scuba diving.
  • The Best Job In The World: Getting Fishy
    Ben and Bre ride motorbikes in the town of 1770, dive in search of a manta ray, and learn about Lady Musgrave Island.
  • The Best Job In The World: Ben Goes Wild
    Ben is at the Great Barrier Reef: diving the S.S. Yongala, taking part in the yacht race and greeting his parents when they visit Hamilton Island.
  • The Best Job In The World: Grub
    Ben meets up with some Kuku Yalanji people, local Aborigines known as the caretakers of Mossman Gorge.
  • The Best Job In The World: Last Hurrah
    Ben and his girlfriend Bre, sand-surf down Mount Tempest, one of the highest sand dunes in the world.
  • The Best Job In The World: Girlfriend On The Run
    Ben begins his job at the Great Barrier Reef: visiting a wildlife park, learning to throw a boomerang, talking to scientists and scuba diving.
  • The Best Job In The World: Ben Goes Wild
    Ben is at the Great Barrier Reef: diving the S.S. Yongala, taking part in the yacht race and greeting his parents when they visit Hamilton Island.
  • The Best Job In The World: Getting Fishy
    Ben and Bre ride motorbikes in the town of 1770, dive in search of a manta ray, and learn about Lady Musgrave Island.
  • The Best Job In The World: Grub
    Ben meets up with some Kuku Yalanji people, local Aborigines known as the caretakers of Mossman Gorge.
  • The Best Job In The World: Last Hurrah
    Ben and his girlfriend Bre, sand-surf down Mount Tempest, one of the highest sand dunes in the world.
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