Thursday, November 24

It's a tough job, but some one has to do it!

Diving in paradise has been somewhat quiet this week and divers have been loving the serenity of being the only ones on the dive.

Barracuda hole has definitely been a highlight dive. We dropped on the sight and it was literally beaming with life in all directions. As soon as we dropped we saw two white tips followed by a ridiculously big Spanish mackeral and schooling barracuda. A black ribbon eel, popcorn shrimp, nudibranch, giant moray and garden eels were some of the many macro life to be seen. 

I'm sure everybody has been to a dive site that they will never get sick of diving. That one you will never forget, the one where you saw your first and your biggest. Or the one that will always keep you amazed! The Great White Wall is doing just that. This week we had our best dive yet on the wall and it was amazing. With the new moon around the corner currents have been acting a bit strange but our timing was perfect and so was the dive. As we were the only dive center on the reef at the time and hardly any current, we could really take our time on the wall. The best part was not just being able to have a closer look at the soft corrals, but to be able to to swim back into the blue, back away from the wall to bring it all into sight and just stare and appreciate. As I mentioned in previous blogs, never ever have I ever seen any thing like this before. It really is spectacular!

Night dives done off the shore at paradise impressed us all as the creatures of the night came out to play. - ribbon eel, cleaner banded boxer shrimp, octopus displaying their colour change escape tactics, juvenile lionfish bouncing around, massive puffer not phased by us what so ever, scorpion fish stalking his pray and loads of shrimps crawling from their hide outs. Towards the end of the dive we had a lights out and enjoyed the view of the luminescence surround us.   

CJ has been needing his pizza fix so we headed down to a local restaurant and enjoyed a few Fiji Bitters, pizzas oozing with cheese and good company whilst taking in the beautiful sight of Taveuni's coastline and watching some local kids surfing the small reef brake right in front of the restaurant. During downtime a deep tissue massage at the spa was just what was needed after a tough weeks work.
 Its a tough life... 

1 comment:

Craig Weir said...

Great photos. hanging out to dive in Paradise in a cou[ple of weeks. Craig