Diving in Fiji!
Another great reef adventure!!. Excellent diving, good company & critters galore made it one to remember!.
Susan loved the last trip sooo much she decided to stay on for one more!! Helen used to be a cruise director aboard Nai'a & returned to continue monitoring the health of Fiji's best reefs & collect her temperature logger data. Whilst working hard and laying transects at Wakaya Helen had an incredible Hammerhead encounter - not fair! - the rest of us were at 90ft looking into the blue, Helen was at 30ft studying the hard coral garden when he showed up. Still she managed to get a couple of great head shots & i'm sure she will remember the time a large Hammerhead cruised along her transect!!!.
From Pygmy Seahorse's to large Hammerheads this trip had it all. With all the great photographers aboard to capture those magic moments!!!
Check out the slide show below!!
Pipehorse Fish taken by Susan
Helen gets up close with a hammerhead whilst running a transect!!!
Pontohi Pygmy Seahorse poses for Brett
Helen gets great Hammerhead photos.
Mo's Kava face captured by Susan
The Nai'a crew on Kava night - taken by Susan
Helen finds a buddy.
Shark sucker likes Helen. Symbiosis in the sea.
Stephanie is Brett's underwater bunny!
A Hammerhead cruises past Helen whilst diving at Wakaya.
Hard Coral Garden at Wakaya - photo taken by Connie W
Hard Coral feeding - photo taken by Connie W
Feeding Soft Coral taken by Connie W
Anemone Fish poses for Connie W
A great head on Lizard fish shot - taken by Brett
Brett patiently creeps up on a White tip reef shark.
Cleaner Shrimp wants to polish Brett's lens.
Brett shoots a Yellow Damsel
David shoots great macro.
Stephanie finds love on the reef.
Grey Reefs cruising the Nigali Passage - photo taken by Stephanie
Connie W shoots Yellow Nosed Gobies in Namena.
Stephanie shoots an Octopus hunting
A Hawk Fish poses for Stephanie
Brett & Stephanie enjoying the Kava night on Nai'a - taken by Susan
Skiff coming back from the dusk dive - taken by Susan
Off to the village - taken by Susan
Wide angle shot of the Arch at NSAT taken by David
Safety stop on Kansas at NSAt - photo taken by David
Helen gets into the swing of things - taken by Susan
A patient Stephanie gets head shots!
Bozidar & Slavi getting ready for the briefing - taken by Susan
Unidentified Pipehorse Fish taken by David
A Randall Goby poses for Susan
David's macro is awesome - great shot of the Whip Coral Shrimp
Nai'a at anchor - taken by Susan
Beautiful Octopus shot taken by David at NSAT
“Joann & I had a remarkable experience here in Tonga! Our diving trips mostly entail liveaboard boats and this one was the best yet – great crew & great food! You are fortunate to have the ownership in place to allow you to do it right! We won’t easily forget our “Whale Week” on NAI’A – it’s a once-in-a-lifetime gig!!”
~ Terry & Joann