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Travel Blogs from Puerto Ayora
... whilst we just sat there in our bikinis wondering if the water really was that cold!? Well, we put our fins and snorkels on and hopped into the water (more like a flop for myself). The first thing I noticed, how terrifying snorkelling is!! I can't explain it but breathing out of an apparatus rather than your nose sends weird signals to my brain and it took me a good 15 minutes to stop hyperventilating every time I put my face underwater. However, when I had managed to get ...
... from older layers, it was fascinating! At the end of the tunnel we had to crawl through an area that was only 1m high. By time we came through the other end the clouds were clearing and the sun was starting to shine through, we were hoping for a clear night to see lots of stars but unfortunately it remained cloudy. We made a camp fire in the evening and toasted marshmallows while Blanca told us about some of the creepy ...
... and survive. Now it's time to go down and I really struggle getting down. The dive master has to help. My mask leaked a little bit, but several times, so dive master has me switch masks with him. We see a lot of fish including a Tiger Snake Eel (that has spots, not stripes) that was slithering around. I ran out of air first, so the divemaster has me do buddy breathing to extend the dive longer.
The second dive I had to switch ...
... begun to collapse. There are two tubes here and after walking through the first one which is around 8 foot high we look back and see the second tube which is around forty foot high.
We left the island after a cup of lemon grass tea and headed to the yacht for dinner. We had an early start the next day so after a couple of beers headed to bed. The two bed en-suite dorms were unexpectedly fairly cramped but it wasn't a problem as we were mostly in them to sleep.
"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever."
It is hard to believe after all those years of swimming in the pool and open water that I have never tried snorkelling! Also, the snorkelling started by jumping off the panga and into the open ...
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