Published: January 1st 2011January 5th 2011
We"ve been on the island 5 days or so. Loving the very laid back life style. Local people are extremely warm and engaging. No Americans here, but we"ve met people from Australia, England, Scottland, Germany, and elsewhere.
Meals are good, but it is best not to have expectations on what any particular dish might taste like. The rum is less expensive than the cokes are. San Miguel is the beer of choice. Meals are generally very reasonable, $4 to $8 on average.
We've been diving one or two tmes a day, and will receive our open water Padi certification. The corals are gorgeous and colorful. The fish are brilliant, although relatively small as the waters have been fished out, and they do "dynamite" fishing which obviously decimates the fish population. Our instructor Angus, is a great fellow from Scotland, and a very competent instructor. Q and C's friend Kate from England has been fun to get to know, and their dive buddy Ian from England is absolutely hilarious. Exploring the island on foot is always an adventure discovering new little coves and beaches.
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