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After a bit of discussion with Phil the scuba instructor we decided to do the advanced open water course while we were there. We have been meaning to do this for awhile now but never really had the time. For our first dive we decided to keep it simple and do the “Boat Dive” elective which seems a bit stupid when most of our 100 plus dives have been from a boat.

Dive site was called “The Wall Hideaway” where we dived to about 19m with great visibility and a warm 28 degrees celcius water temperature. Reef fish were swarming us from all directions expecting to be fed. It seems the snorkellers feed the fish in this part of the world. Was a nice relaxing dive with enough to see so that 45 minutes underwater disappeared all to quickly. Then it was a quick trip back to shore for dinner so we could get ready for the night dive.

After gearing up at the Hideaway dive shop it was a 20m walk down the beach to walk straight in as the sun set. the good part was it was just the two of us and the dive instructor on the dive. For our light source we were using the lights from our camera set up and it was lighting up an area far larger than a torch.

During our short 30 minute dive we saw a variety of reef fish, shrimps, Hermit crabs and sea cucumbers. The highlight was seeing a massive sea snail eating a sea cucumber which we even managed to get a picture of. All in all a nice fun dive and specialty number 2 crossed off our list to get our advanced open water.

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