Trip Start Mar 28, 2009
33Trip End Jun 04, 2009
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We spent the first day lounging on the beach and by the pool.
We went diving in the Beqa Lagoon the second day. We also went to the outer reef (Cutter's Passage). The visibility was about 30 meters and we saw turtles, eels, reef sharks, lots of colorful coral, lionfish, etc. It was better than the diving in the Red Sea. Jorge, a Columbian traveler and diver, took underwater photos and was nice enough to share them with us for the small cost of Bounty Rum and pineapple cocktails. We posted some of Jorge's pictures from this first day of diving.
The last day we did the Shark Dive. We saw big Bull Sharks (2 to 3 meters), Reef Sharks, Nurse Sharks, Lemon Sharks, and a ton of fish. They feed the sharks right in front of you, which is questionable we know. The dive master brought Brad from the edge of the feed right in the middle where the sharks and fish were swimming around. He encouraged Brad to touch one of the large bull sharks that was feeding. Crazy. Jorge's photos of the shark feed can be seen on Facebook... email@example.com. Overall though, we enjoyed the reef dives more than the shark feed. Although the sharks are beautiful to see, the dive was packed with people and felt very staged.
We are catching a flight to Taveuni in the morning. Taveuni is said to have the best soft coral diving in the world. If it is better than what we've already seen, then we will have to come back here again. We will be back in the US in a week (June 4)... this trip has gone so fast!