Bauerfield International AirportMay 17, 2017 in Vanuatu ⋅ ☁️ 23 °C
Time to go home
Time to go home
Jimmy hasn't been to Port Vila for a look around as he was sick when the rest of us did it so we pack up early and go into Port Vila for a tourist look. Jimmy is so tall and blonde especially amongst the locals in the market, I can't miss him.
We spend a few sticky drizzly hours there then get a taxi out to the airport. As is the Vanuatu way, we drop relatives off to their home on the way. We have allowed plenty of time for this and are there a long time before the others come, with our baggage.Read more
You can't fly until at least 24 hours after your last dive so we just relax, go touristing or have a snorkel. Jim and I stay and snorkel and read as we've had enough of things. Most of the others go to the mainland and be a tourist.Read more
Jimmy and I loved the pigeon english.
This is a true commissioned working mail box. You can dive or snorkel down to post your postcard.
Divers come and empty it out every few days. A great tourist attraction
Navigation Dive ugh!! Our 5th Advanced dive and compulsory component. I stuffed up a couple of times but eventually passed it. What a shocker! We did it around the underwater Post Office just off shore in about 4-5 m.
Later on had a snorkel which was lovely. It was warm and because it's shallow the colours were very pretty and true.Read more
I didn't do 2 dives today as my ears still hurt a bit but I did do the night night as it was part of our Advanced Course. I was buddied up with Adrian as he was having trouble with his ears too.
For the night dive we swam off shore doing the introductory dive we did the first day.
At around 12 metres my R) ear really hurt but it eventually equalised and I was able to get down further. I was surprised I got down to 20 metres in the end. Adrian and I stayed around 12 -20 metres because of our ears but still saw plenty of things in torch light. Adrian had a great strong light we used. I had a torch but it wasn't as bright. There was lots of fish activity and looked different at night and by torch light.
It was a little freaky at first going into dark water but I felt quite relaxed and kept track of my buddy pretty well. It was a good diveRead more