Dolphin Bay Divers Retreat
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... didn’t have soaking wet trousers in my luggage. I tucked a sulu in my rucksack just in case I needed to cover my knees at any point and my waterproof was in there too. Rather annoyingly I’d left my waterproof cover for the backpack with my left luggage on the mainland so I fashioned something out of a bin bag and was ready for the off. We trotted off to the boat to cross to Taveuni. This time we were in the small boat that has no cover - more ...
... on this planet, tops. The good news is that his jaw is so tiny that the only bit that he might reach his jaws around would be my ear lobes.
At Sam’s Point, the place for our second dive of the morning, we saw a huge moray eel that emerged from under his coral hiding place and swam along, all chocolate brown spotted satin. Usually all that you see of the moray eel is its rather scary head poking out from its hiding place, toothed ...
... couldn’t find anything useful.
It took over an hour to get to the other side of Taveuni and halfway into the drive the tarmac stopped. We crossed rivers heading out to sea and I half wondered if a Bull Shark was having her babies there then I rumbled through villages with shouts of Bula from all of the kids lining the road. Finally we got to Lavena, I was introduced to Simone, sporting a nifty tweed trilby, and then we were off in a ...
... around for a few minutes at about five metres to let the nitrogen molecules dissipate from your bloodstream in order to dodge the 'bends'). The plan gives you a rough idea of where you're going and whether or not the reef should be on your left or right which all helps to make sure you end up in the same place as the boat is expecting you.
Towards the end of Rainbow's End you swim into a passage ...
... at The Fish Factory. Well, there was a shed load of fish. I didn’t take my new GoPro for its first outing because I’d dropped it a minute before leaving and the back had come off the waterproof case and I didn’t want to risk reattaching it in a hurry and fudging the waterproofness. I had to giant stride off the boat which I hated (give me a backward roll into the water any day of the week).
I didn’t feel calm in the ...