Today started off with problems and they continued. But it still was a great day of diving! A beautiful sunny morning we were looking forward to warmth and nice seas. We didn’t plan on flat tire on the boat trailer. The crew of the Lio Kai worked hard to resolve the problem so as not to delay us too much. While waiting, we saw one group abort due to boat issues and the EMT showed up, apparently waiting for the arrival of another boat. We never heard exactly what that was about as the Lio Kai III showed up and we all boarded.
So we headed off looking for adventure. After finding heavy current at a few sites we went to Garden Eel Cove named for it’s many garden eels in the sand at 80 feet. They seem to extend forever, sticking their heads a foot or two up like flowers bending in the wind. No picture though. That was the other problem of the day. Shortly after jumping in the water, I checked my camera to find the worst — flooding. I quickly returned to the boat hoping they could get it dry before permanent damage was done to the camera. No luck and I’m still trying to dry it out — expensive trip this is turning out to be.
The dive was wonderful as we saw garden eels, anthias, a very cooperative octopus. My new ScubaPro mask worked out great.
The second dive at Koloko caverns was nearly as exciting as we saw male flame wrasse and several females. All stages of the rockmover wrasse from baby, to teenager to adult. So amazing to see that transformation. You should be able to catch some great photos from Peter at his blog.
Tomorrow is adventure day and I’ll be without camera again.