Melbourne to Hideaway IslandMay 10, 2017 in Vanuatu
On the 10th of May Jimmy and I flew out to Vanuatu on a diving holiday. We went with 8 others from the Warrnambool Dive and Firearms Shop organised by Brian Brumley and his wife, Leanne. Also going were Chris and Bernie Rantall, Michael Harris and his 14 year old son Jeremy, mates Adrian Harris (no relation to the others) and Ed Basic. Turned out to be a great bunch of people. Destined for 10 dives over the weeks, 3 of us doing our Advanced Openwater Scuba Dive certificate, Brian being our instructor.
We eventually got into Vanuatu Airport after midnight and getting to our rooms on Hideaway Island at around 2 am! Our bed was a very welcome sight.
The temperature was about 27-30 degrees with the water 26-27 degrees even at depth!!
The dive photos on this page was our first introductory dive, getting our gear and buoyancy right. It was a shallow swim off shore then a sudden drop off to more than 30 metres. We just went to 20 metres It was very pretty but still a bit murky from the 2 cyclones that had passed through over the last 3 weeks. The coral beds were a bit wrecked this close to shore as well.
This is a marine conservation area that has a partnership with the Macquarie University in AustraliaRead more