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10 Days of Flat Blue

Destination: Bligh Waters & Koro Sea
Trip Date: Apr 7th - Apr 17th, 2012 - Comments
Author: Erwin
Welcome Back: Dick Gamble, Julie Tracey, Joe Springer, CJ Seitz, Rosie Thomas, John Seitz
Congratulations: Happy Birthday Tom O'Connor!

Daphne came and went.  I thought we might see some after affects of the storm but you wouldn’t know one of that size had passed by at all.  We had the calmest, bluest water I have seen for months!

We started the trip in the areas we call the Cats Meow and Undenai’able.  Due to the full moon we had some good currents giving us amazing diving on energized reefs full of fish and puffed up soft corals with colour and movement everywhere we looked.

Then on to Mt Mutiny and Vatu-i-ra before setting off for Makogai on the way to Gau. The beauty of a 10 day trip is that we get to spend more time in places we would only be able to touch on on a 7 dayer meaning a full day diving the pinnacles around Makogai. This turned out to be a fantastic day with heaps of small stuff and great reefs with a great visit to the village to top off a wonderful day.  Cheers Chief White Stash!

Next stop was Gau. igali Passage was going bonkers!  I love this sight with good vis!  Sharks, big Grouper, soft corals, schooling Barracudas, Snapper and Trevally...  Enough said?

A day of diving in Wakaya was next and all the usual suspects were out and about, Mantas, Ribbon Eels, Dartfishes and the big eyed Barracudas.

After our night dive at Makogai we headed to the Namena Marine park for our next two days of diving.  The southern pinnacles were stunning in the blue water and School House was so full of life, definitely a highlight for me.  We had our Kava party that night and a fun time was had by all, guests and crew alike. 

Back to Vatu-I-Ra for a perfect last day of diving.  Go Mo and the Whole Shebang were wonderfully brilliant, the best possible way to finish an amazing 10 days of flat blue.

Leopard Blenny by Dick

Leopard Blenny by Dick

Dragonet by Dick

Dragonet by Dick

Whip Goby by Dick

Whip Goby by Dick

Oyster by Dick

Oyster by Dick

Black Saddled Grouper by Julie

Black Saddled Grouper by Julie

Decorated Dartfish by Julie

Decorated Dartfish by Julie

Morey by Julie

Morey by Julie

Glossodoris by Julie

Glossodoris by Julie

Robust GPF by Julie

Robust GPF by Julie

Shrimp Goby by Julie

Shrimp Goby by Julie

Reef by Hugh

Reef by Hugh

Coral close up by Hugh

Coral close up by Hugh

Sailors Eye Ball by Hugh

Sailors Eye Ball by Hugh

Tunicates by Hugh

Tunicates by Hugh

Phylidia by Hugh

Phylidia by Hugh

Polyclad Flatworm by Hugh

Polyclad Flatworm by Hugh

Soft Corals by Joe

Soft Corals by Joe

Feather Star by Joe

Feather Star by Joe

Hard Corals by Joe

Hard Corals by Joe

Clam by Joe

Clam by Joe

Shark Pilot by Thorsten

Shark Pilot by Thorsten

Manta by Thorsten

Manta by Thorsten

The Arch by Thorsten

The Arch by Thorsten

Ovalid Cowrie by Thorsten

Ovalid Cowrie by Thorsten

Scorpionfish by Dick

Scorpionfish by Dick

Nai'a by Dick

Nai'a by Dick

Garden Eel by Julie

Garden Eel by Julie

Light Shaft by Julie

Light Shaft by Julie

Cheeky Parrot by Julie

Cheeky Parrot by Julie

Sunset at Makogai by Hugh

Sunset at Makogai by Hugh

Leaf fish by Hugh

Leaf fish by Hugh

Wreck by Thorsten

Wreck by Thorsten

Bannerfish by Thorsten

Bannerfish by Thorsten

Grey Reef Shark by Joe

Grey Reef Shark by Joe

Marble Shrimp by Thorsten

Marble Shrimp by Thorsten

Our Guests...

C.J
C.J
Kay
Kay
Mark
Mark
Ingo
Ingo
Thorsten
Thorsten
Diane
Diane
Rosie
Rosie
Hugh
Hugh
Joe
Joe
John
John
Franca
Franca
Ralph
Ralph
Dick
Dick
Julie
Julie
Tom
Tom

Comments

“We loved NAI’A and it superlative crew 12 years ago. We adore you truly. Thanks for a sublime experience – an unparalleled opportunity to marvel, laugh and sojourn with the best of nature and humanity.”

Sandra & David

~ Sandra & David