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  • Day23

    Big Island Day 3

    April 13, 2015 in the United States

    Its a slow start after the boozy party last night and we check out of our accommodation and into our next airbnb place. We're met by 'Grizzly' the lab cross ridgeback (possibly more chill than any local we've met). He doesnt take orders from anyone and growls at me when i suggest he returns inside.

    After lunch its a short drive to Kua Bay for snorkeling. We arrive just in time to see a turtle struggling to navigate the rocks getting thrown around. The beach is packed with families and we suddenly realise that its spring break.

    Taking advantage of the '100% Manta Ray guarantee' we rebook our Manta Ray experience and upgrade to the scuba dive (after telling some white lies about our dive experience - and it shows ?)

    Tonight we travel to a different spot 'Manta Ray Village' opposite the Sheraton which is where the Rays were first spotted 37 years ago after lights were installed shining into the water to display the shallow reef adjacent to the hotel. This location is now advestised as the main Manta Ray hotspot in the world, voted number 1 night dive across the world and regularly filmed by National Geographic.

    Feeling a little apprehensive and watching 2 youtube dive refresher videos - we jump into the water and decend 12m to the ocean floor to sit around the camp fire (vertical dive lights designed to attract plankton). After 35 mins of looking aimlessly at tiny fish gobble up all the plankton we had produced we started to leave. As we head back to the boat we see our first Ray!!! Attracted to the plankton genrated by the snorkelers on the surface - we see a total of 3 rays performing continous barrel rolls and zooming over our heads. In the excitement, Suki takes on a spiky Sea Urchin and lost with multiple barbs embedded in her left hand.

    Back on the boat we share our stories, warm up with hot cocoa and sail back to shore. Goodbye Manta Rays - thanks for stopping by.
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  • Day10

    The Big Island - Day 11

    April 19, 2016 in the United States

    Today we finally got our trip on the helicopter; Yay! What a way to end our trip in this lovely part of the world.

    We were in the air for 2 hours & 15mins with Paradise Helicopters. Darren, our pilot, took us south from Kona along the coastline doing an awesome fly over of the Green Sand Beach before we headed to the mountains to view the lava fields. We then headed to Hilo before heading north up the coastline viewing incredible sheer cliff faces and waterfalls. Once we were at the northern end of the island, Darren took us in to the beautiful Waipio Valley where we saw the majestic waterfalls, including Hi'ilawe Falls. What an incredible experience!

    We had the best ribs ever for lunch at this little shack in Kona called TJ's BBQ by the Beach (number one rating on Trip Advisor). Yummy! After this we headed back to the Sheraton for rest & relaxtion by the pool. It was wonderul!

    Our holiday comes to an end tomorrow when we fly home to Brisbane. This whole trip has been phenomanal! The only chnge we would have made, is to spend 2 extra nights here on the Big Island allowing us to snorkell & sightsee a little more. I guess we are just going to have to come back...
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  • Day3

    Castle at Kona

    February 6 in the United States

    Fahrt in die Stadt um eine Reisetasche zu kaufen
    Ins falsche Einkaufszentrum gefahren
    Ins nächste gefahren
    Festgestellt dass der Taschenshop umgezogen ist
    Wollten ins Hotel fahren - Stau
    Wegen Stau den Check-In nicht geschafft
    Security half
    Falsches Zimmer bekommen
    Neues Zimmer bekommen für eine Nacht, denn wir stehen nicht auf der Booking-Liste

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Keauhou, 96739

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