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... was clear. I bee-lined it back to the sugar scoop and popped out of the water as quick as I could; greatly relieved again to have been spared a most horrific fate in the jaws of a hungry crocodile.
We were invited to a rainforest lodge for dinner, but this turned out to be more of a sales pitch than anything and we got out of there as quick as we could – heading back to the boat to don our mosquito repellant and pour some wine. We sat on the trampoline chatting and ...
... The lodging was another place we needed to get a boat to and after a short ride round the coast we disembarked and wandered into the pretty grounds of the park.
We couldn't check in to our lodge until mid-afternoon so took a hike out to Pandan Kecil beach, ninety minutes away through well trodden but very pleasant wooded and grassy paths. A sign we'd spotted at the lodge warned us of stingers and crocodiles at this beach but plenty of people were swimming and you could ...
... open were Starbucks and KFC (they seem to love KFC over here, there's literally one on every street corner!), so we decided on Starbucks. I decided to order a green tea latte because it was the closest sounding thing to my usual drink at home, a chai tea latte. When it arrived, it was bright green and had a bitter aftertaste. Unsurprisingly, I didn't drink it all! We got through security and the flight was relatively ...
... and three restaurants. For dinner on this first night, we selected the seafood restaurant which is all outdoors p, with some of the tables set on boardwalks surrounded by tall grasses. The food was superb. An amuse-bouche of baby octopus and seaweed follows by a palate cleanser of lime sorbet followed by our mains of ginger crusted snapper and steamed sea bass. Desert consisted of an unbelievable lava cake with vanilla ice cream and tiramisu. Incredible presentation and flavous. Off to ...
... and enjoying himself but I felt well able to look after and guide us. I also felt he could have handled an emegency. He was so much more aware of what was going on than I and continually pointed out nooks and crannys to show us interesting fish. An important part of the dive leaders role is overall air management to make sure we surface with sufficient air for the heaviest user. So the leader routinely checks to ask ...