Hideaway Island

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  • Day20

    Hideaway Island Vanuatu

    October 27, 2016 in Vanuatu ⋅ 🌬 27 °C

    Cruise day 19

    As the photo shows it day 27 of our trip, its unbelievable to think we have been on holiday for almost a month. We really had so much fun it feels like a week. I can do this permanently no problem. 😜

    We had another great tour with our tour guide Clay Westwood who just happen to have been to all the places Isabel's research showed as must do's. Also he knows all the tricks like not having to pay to go to the Island 🌴 if you dive instead of just snorkeling.

    Beautiful dive site called the "Bronzer", with a wreck that's intact and the biggest clown fish colony we have every seen.

    We were lucky enough to see a seahorse for the second time in a couple of days of diving.

    We even saw a cleaning shrimp, who's job it is to clean the teeth of fish eating fish, like sharks. As this little guy does the sharks a favor they won't eat him. I even tried it as I opened my mouth he swam into it& no doubt getting some of last nights rack of lamb leftovers. 😜

    The clown fish was quite a treat, as I get to see the same facial expression on Isabel's face every-time she sees them, as she had when she saw her favorite Disney character in Disney world. She just loves those small clown fish or as she calls them Nemo's.

    The dive site was so close to shore that we literally got back on the boat and dropped our dive gear and snorkeled back to the island. Even the snorkeling was a treat with the amount of fish we saw.

    Just before we got to shore we passed the famous underwater post office of Vanuatu 🇻🇺 . Seems like too much effort to get you mail watertight or waterproof before posting it 😜.

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  • Day20

    Vanuatu- Hideaway

    October 27, 2016 in Vanuatu ⋅ 🌬 26 °C

    My love for islands are growing rapidly!! We spend majority of our day on a tiny island, called Hideaway, it took me 12 min to walk around it. The beach is full of washed out corral. This island is also home to the only underwater post office in the world.We dived the wreck& reef closeby, the boat dropped us off halfway so we snorkeled back to shore. A Beautiful mix of soft and hard corral& loads of fish. Today I was in clown fish (Nemo) heaven.

    We walked through the market in town, I loved the gorgeous flowers. We spend our last Vatu's on an icelolly & then headed back with a water taxi. We enjoyed the pristine views from the water. Vanuatu is a third world country but without a doubt a paradise.

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  • Day21

    Prentjiemooi eiland

    October 28, 2016 in Vanuatu ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    'n Kaleidoskoop van kleure en die reuk van sondbrandolie het ons betower op die Mysterieuse mooi Vanuata eiland. Terwyl ek en Roedolf so om die eilandjie stap, het ek gedink my Afrikaanse en Engelse byvoeglike naamwoorde mag dalk opdroog voor ons in Sydney aankom.

    Wie sou kon raai dat mens met n bikini oor n landingstrook kan loop en gou n spring kan inwerk? -ook n eerste.

    Die snorkel was weereens eersteklas. Dit was absoluut die moeite werd om ons snorkel en paddavoete saam te karwei.

    Ek werk aan my Afrikaans, ek besef ons praat n mengelmoes na ek 'n Afrikaanse storieboek gelees het

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  • Day3

    The Abyss @ 30.6 m

    May 12, 2017 in Vanuatu ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    This was classed as a deep dive and our second Advanced course dive. Any dive over 18 metres is classed as a deep dive and shouldn't be done unless you have the advanced ticket. You shouldn't go below 40 metres , 30 metres is the recommended maximum deep depth as further than that and you are more readily susceptible to nitrogen narcosis. The colours have pretty well leached out by that depth too, plus run out of air very quickly.
    This dive, The Abyss, starts as as 6 metre reef with a steep drop off to 50 metres. We only go to 30 metres for 10 minutes maximum or air down to 100 bars, whichever happens first. As promised the colours get really dull down deep. It was a pretty dive with lots of different corals and sponges and fish. I get my bouyancy right and Brian is very happy with my dive. I feel confident
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  • Day5

    Night dive, 26 degrees, 20 metres

    May 14, 2017 in Vanuatu ⋅ 🌙 24 °C

    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 dive
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  • Day7

    We are now Advanced Open Water divers!!!

    May 16, 2017 in Vanuatu ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    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.
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  • Day2

    The People

    May 11, 2017 in Vanuatu ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    A good bunch of people. The other 2 ladies don't dive but are here on holiday with their hubbies. The Brumleys know old friends of ours, the Murrie's who used to live on Flinders but now live in Hamilton.
    We're all getting on well
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