Travel Blogs from Taveuni Island
... nonsense. The dive itself was pretty uninspiring. Sometimes I feel almost spoilt because of the great places I've managed to dive but the coral was just coral and there wasn't even a lot in the way of fish. There was a pretty strong current though, and since I try to avoid touching stuff I burnt through oxygen quicker than usual as I wasn't anchoring myself. Plus with small feet come small flippers. We are close enough to the resort in the ...
... bouncy and did a good job of kicking up a lot of sediment. Dive wise it wasn't particularly exciting. It was a shore dive and this close there wasn't a lot of coral and fish were scarce. I did see a lion fish though and a cool looking crab. There was also a pretty big solitary nemo (clownfish). On the way back I had a bit of an underwater coughing fit. All the gear but especially the mask fit like an absolute glove. This has only ever happened one time ...
... in Fiji. To give you some more cultural insight here are the lyrics to the song. Surely they are rather basic but this is how life in Fiji usually is. Don’t expect any proper grammar or big story behind it, but imagine it to be sung on an island, far away from anywhere in the world :-)
Lyrics to the Papaya Song
I was visiting the Fiji island,
I met a friend called Joe.
He was selling Papaya down the beach
and everybody follows him around. ...
... This was actually large enough for 4 people to fish or travel. We called it a limousine and the old men laughed. The next morning, just before we were moving on, we were presented with one more gift of another papaya. The warmth and openness of the Tuvaluan people is still something which amazes us.
From here it was to the top end of the next island, Rabi, to see Albert Cove, a key shaped bay behind the reef where the snorkeling was supposed to be ...
... could surely cause a bad infection). Well, fortunately a few minutes later I found the way that I had swam into this shallow coral spot and met one of the Fijian guys snorkeling around, who was so kind to show me the way leading into deeper water. From there I was able to snorkel around the entire island with little effort. There were lots of interesting corals around, although most of them were rather grey. I called the snorkeling “only” okay, because there were only few and ...
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- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking