Here's the winner of the world's best job!|
Ben has spent time in Africa working as a tour guide and driver and then returned to the UK to work as a charity events project manager. Ben loves adventure, keeps fit through running marathons and climbing.
Southall was selected by officials from the Queensland state tourism department. The finalists were asked to prove their blogging skills and take swimming tests.
Southall will need to post a weekly blog, keep photo diaries and create video updates to let the world know about the unique experiences available on the Islands of the Great Barrier Reef.
Image: Ben Southall
Photographs: Eddie Safarik//Tourism Queensland/Handout/Reuters
Competing for the 'Best Job in the World'!