We have time for lunch and head off to our scuba diving lesson. As we get the correct sized gear and pay Francine sees a reusable waterproof camera for sale and buys it. An introductory talk is given we suit up and head into the water. We each have our own instructor. Practicing our breathing we paddle out to the reef area. Angie and Fran are separated and meet momentarily during the dive. Photo opportunity. Angie strikes the pose and Fran almost loses her mouth piece with laughter. We dive to about 5-7 meters and are close enough to touch the coral(but we don't).
The water is so clear and the coral is colourful. Orange, purple, yellow, pink. There were schools of fish everywhere. Some of the fish were Twobar Anemone fish (Nemo), Yellow Tail Surgeon Fish, Yellow Bar Angel Fish (Dorey), Corne Fish - long needle like fish about 12-24 inches long. Schools of big gold fish, rainbow coloured fish, and burr fish (like a spiking long bloat fish), Octopus hiding in the coral, large clams, sponges, cucumber type. Fran had more photos taken by her instructor whilst kneeling on the bottom. She then wrote her name in the
ANGIE & GAMIL
Gamil is on the look out for male dolphins
sand on the bottom. Unfortunately she had run out of film, so couldn't take a photo.
We dived for about an hour and it was a fantastic experience and left us want to pursue this sport further.
We arrived back at Sawa Beach Camp at about 6pm.
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