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... City started 25 years ago. In fact, they knew Ernst, the guy who started Jibe City. Avid windsurfers and divers, they were back on the island after a long hiatus hoping Niki and Kesli would get the windsurfing bug. Both girls took lessons from Caesar and by the end of the trip they were using the harnesses. Kesli also got her first scuba dive introductory lesson and something crazy like a 75 minute dive!!!.
During their stay we ...
... to the set up, they have four boats and radio helmets for the lessons. We saw one instructor sitting at the edge of the water on one of the bean bags giving instructions on his radio while the student wore the helmet and tried new tricks. Now that's the way to teach! They also put up a big plastic container with fresh water so you can rinse your gear. They also have free Wi-Fi. ;-) There is another school on the beach and they ...
... snorkeling, I have been able to increase my lung capacity to dive down. I am still surprised that the displacement method for clearing your snorkel on the way up without taking my face out of the water works. It takes me a few days each snorkeling vacation to trust it. We snorkeled off the Divi Flamingo Resort pier and it was very nice. The visibility was great and we saw three lion fish - two large black one ...
... learn that flamingos aren't really pink but grayish-white. The birds change color from feeding in the salt pans. As you drive south on the island past the dive sites you can see a series of ponds, some brown, some green, others coral red depending on their levels of algae and bacteria. The rosier colors reflect higher levels of saline.
... This site was great! The coral was very healthy and had a good variety of fish. On the way back to shore was a large patch of staghorn coral. We always manage to find lots of small and juvenile fish among the staghorn.
Next was Tolo. This was a pretty easy entry, even with some decent waves. The dive was great: nice coral and fish. The highlight was watching a large green moray ...
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