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Bula Vinaka!

Destination: The Bligh Waters and the Koro Sea
Trip Date: Jun 29th - Jul 6th, 2013 - Comments
Author: April
Welcome Back: Andy
Congratulations: Don on your 100th dive!

Bula Vinaka,

Hello Nai’a family, we would like to introduce ourselves on our first blog for Nai’a Cruises. Our names are Craig and April Lewis from Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. We have worked in Fiji now for a little over a year, diving in the Mamunucas, Yasawas, Beqa, Bligh waters and one of our favorites Vatu-I-Ra Passage. Our first dive out at Vatu we realized how lucky we were to dive such a special place. Not only are we excited about diving these sites for the next few years, we will be able to show it to many other people aboard the Nai’a as well as the other fantastic spots we were shown this past week. Craig and I are very excited about our new family and home here on the Nai’a and hope we get to meet you all soon.

Our first week onboard was so much fun; the group was fantastic and very active. We had a lot of fabulous diving as well as lots of excitement out of the water too. We had the pleasure of sailing with the owners and their 2 beautiful girls, which brought out the kid in all of us. We were jumping off the monkey deck and playing games, you really do feel like you have become a part of a family while you are onboard. This trips' slideshow features photos taken by Cat, Rob and the kids!

April and Craig

April and Craig

Barracudas at Nigali

Barracudas at Nigali

Blue fin Trevally

Blue fin Trevally

Somosomo Village soccer team takes on the Aussies

Somosomo Village soccer team takes on the Aussies

Parri and Malia in Somosomo Village.

Parri and Malia in Somosomo Village.

Stacey and Camilla at Somosomo Village

Stacey and Camilla at Somosomo Village

Stacy leaps!

Stacy leaps!

Banzai! Suzi and Malia,

Banzai! Suzi and Malia,

Kava time! Photo by Malia

Kava time! Photo by Malia

Malia on uke with Captain John.

Malia on uke with Captain John.

Parri on vocals for the crew's Isa Lei

Parri on vocals for the crew's Isa Lei

Parri & Malia skiff driving with Koroi

Parri & Malia skiff driving with Koroi

Parri snorkelling at the seamount E6.

Parri snorkelling at the seamount E6.

Malia and her turtle at Namena.

Malia and her turtle at Namena.

Cat takes Parri for her first dive.

Cat takes Parri for her first dive.

Snorkelling Vatu-i-ra's caverns. Photo by Malia

Snorkelling Vatu-i-ra's caverns. Photo by Malia

Butterflyfish

Butterflyfish

Butterflyfish.

Butterflyfish.

Flatworm.

Flatworm.

That's a moray!

That's a moray!

Suzi and Stacy.

Suzi and Stacy.

Rob at Kansas

Rob at Kansas

Cat flying home to Kansas

Cat flying home to Kansas

We have realized that we will have to be extra careful on the Nai’a due to the fabulous cooking of Miss Mita! Not only are her meals delicious her desserts are almost too good to pass up. The most amazing smell wafts towards the skiff as we head out in the morning of fresh cookies and muffins being baked for our return. We think we can get used to thisJ.

We had another very exciting celebration onboard the Nai’a last week; we want to congratulate one of our guests on hitting his 100th dive. Congrats Don!!  We also want to thank all the people on last week’s cruise for making our first voyage one we will never forget and the start of many more exciting weeks ahead.

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