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  • Episode 1: Day 1

  • Englishman Ben Southall sets out to prove he has the best job in the world - Caretaker of Australia's Great Barrier Reef.

  • Episode 2: Girlfriend On The Run

  • Ben’s job begins at a fast pace: diving and visiting a wildlife park and talking with scientists - leaving girlfriend Bre a bit jealous.

  • Episode 3: Ben Goes Wild

  • Ben’s job continues: diving the S.S. Yongala, taking part in the big yacht race, and greeting his parents as they visit Hamilton Island.

  • Episode 4: Getting Fishy

  • After catching up with his girlfriend, they ride motorbikes, dive in search of a manta ray, and learn some natural history about Lady Musgrave Island.

  • Episode 5: Grub

  • Ben's adventure continues: meeting the Kuku Yalanji people, getting a taste of a traditional delicacy, riding horses & shearing sheeps.

  • Episode 6: Last Hurrah

  • In the last episode of his journey, Ben & Bre work with a ranger on a very special task: helping loggerhead turtles.

About the Show
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.


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