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UPCOMING TRIPS

Back to the ocean road!!

Destination: Vatu-i-ra, Bligh Water, Namena Marine Reserve & Lomoviti Group
Trip Date: Feb 5th - Feb 12th, 2011 - Comments
Author: Sam Campbell
Welcome Back: James M. 17 trips so far & more to come!
Congratulations: to the shore crew fro all the hard work during the dry dock!

After a month off for dry dock it was great to get back into the water & meet our fishy friends. The shore crew have once again surpassed expectations and have come up with more ways to improve on perfection - Nai'a looks like she has been re-born. A lot of hard work & innovative ideas keep her up to date & running at the high standards expected. After a month out of the water we were also chomping at the bit to get wet!

Rob was aboard for the first trip of the new year and he was joined by a mixed group from Canada, USA & Germany.

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Mo captures an Anenome balled up on a night dive

Mo captures an Anenome balled up on a night dive

James showing the village ladies his underwater photos - captured by Patrick

James showing the village ladies his underwater photos - captured by Patrick

Beautiful vilage kids - taken by Patrick

Beautiful vilage kids - taken by Patrick

A large black manta flies past the Nigali Passage - taken by Mo

A large black manta flies past the Nigali Passage - taken by Mo

Mount Mutiny and it's wonderful soft coral - taken by Patrick

Mount Mutiny and it's wonderful soft coral - taken by Patrick

Mo finds a beautiful clam

Mo finds a beautiful clam

Fiji Devil taken by Mo

Fiji Devil taken by Mo

taken by Mo

taken by Mo

Relaxing on the reef - taken by Patrick

Relaxing on the reef - taken by Patrick

Pixie Hawk fish posing for Mo

Pixie Hawk fish posing for Mo

Masked puffer at a cleaning station taken by Mo

Masked puffer at a cleaning station taken by Mo

Captured by Mo

Captured by Mo

Lizard Fish strike a pose for Patrick

Lizard Fish strike a pose for Patrick

Cleaner Wrasse love those Sweet Lips - taken by Mo

Cleaner Wrasse love those Sweet Lips - taken by Mo

Coral Grouper - taken by Mo

Coral Grouper - taken by Mo

Pita singing in the camera room - taken by Mo

Pita singing in the camera room - taken by Mo

Ahh colorful Fiji - taken by Mo

Ahh colorful Fiji - taken by Mo

All together now - taken by Mo

All together now - taken by Mo

Clown Trigger giving Mo the eye

Clown Trigger giving Mo the eye

Patrick gets up close with a couple of curious Grey Reef Sharks

Patrick gets up close with a couple of curious Grey Reef Sharks

Mekke - taken by Patrick

Mekke - taken by Patrick

captured by Patrick

captured by Patrick

Clarks Anenome Fish protecting their home - taken by Patrick

Clarks Anenome Fish protecting their home - taken by Patrick

Warrior Mekke - captured by Patrick

Warrior Mekke - captured by Patrick

Crinoid feeding at night - captured by Patrick

Crinoid feeding at night - captured by Patrick

taken by Patrick

taken by Patrick

All our fishy friends were still hanging out, waiting for our return. The Ornate Ghost Pipe fish that was hiding in the whip coral in front of the arch had been joined by a friend & now there are two! Our itinerary for the seven day trips is action packed & we traveled to the Island of Gau. Nigali Passage never fails & the Grey Reefs were well represented. Lots of good Octopus action during the day as well. Our old friend at Wakaya gave us quite a feeding display. If you are patient & have enough bottom time he really puts on a great display! Check it out in the video highlights.

Thanks to Patrick & Mo for their contributions to the photogallery.

Our Guests...

Duncan
Duncan
Susan
Susan
James
James
Doug
Doug
Susan
Susan
Deb
Deb
Patrick
Patrick
Nancy
Nancy
Joe
Joe
Ute
Ute
Anja
Anja
Connie
Connie
Frank
Frank

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“NAI’A dives the world’s most beautiful coral reefs.”

Howard Hall, filmmaker

~ Howard Hall, filmmaker