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Brazilians, Ozzies, Swiss, Oi, Oi, Oi!

Destination: Bligh Waters & Koro Sea
Trip Date: Nov 3rd - Nov 8th, 2012 - Comments
Author: Erwin




This trip was round two of the Brazilians but by half the numbers.  The other half of the boat was filled with Australians and Swiss divers so quite the mix of people this week.

We don’t get too many of any of these nationalities and for me, I do like to have some fellow Antipideans on board every now and then if for nothing else than to be able to catch up on the cricket, rugby and Aussie muscle cars!

It must be coming up to turtle mating season.  The reason I say this is because not only did we see 5 times more female turtles this trip we also saw a large male Green Sea Turtle  at Wakaya.  From my understanding they only come into the reefs to mate and they are a rare sight for us.  He was a lovely creature and very curious of the divers.

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After the wind died down on the 3rd day the dive conditions turned exceptional until we were hit by the mother of squalls coming up from a dive on ‘Kansas’.  We all wore our masks back to the ship through the pelting rain.  It was quite the exciting return.

The crazy schools of Jacks were still at North Save-A-Tack along with a very large Grouper and a Manta Ray!  Although we see them often enough at some stage of our itinerary we rarely see them on this site.  This one was a lone manta, loop feeding just off the wall in the channel entrance.  Beautiful sight.



The water is warming up a little.  Summer is on it’s way!

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“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