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Diving we shall go!

Destination: Lomoviti Group, Vatu-i-ra, Namena Marine Reserve & Bligh Water
Trip Date: Apr 2nd - Apr 12th, 2011 - Comments
Author: Sam Campbell
Welcome Back: Andrew & Susan W, Digger R, Alexx & Todd E.
Congratulations: to dive master Eddie on finding 4 new Pygmy Seahorses during the trip!

This trip was 10 days of fun & laughter with a lot of diving thrown in. A great mix of personalities & nationalities. Andrew & Susan are old Nai'a friends & were on their seventh adventure aboard. Alexx & Todd Edwards(Nai'a owners) were enjoying the fruits of their labour & also joined for a trip. Their cousin Matt had travelled from Australia to sample Fiji's finest reefs & throw some aussie humour into the mix. Eduardo had travelled the furthest to dive in Fiji & had left his home in Tenerife, Spain to shoot great wide angle shots. It was not hard to see why he wins so many competitions - a great photographer & soccer fanatic.

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Ernie is well positioned when the Manta swoops in at Vatu Vai

Ernie is well positioned when the Manta swoops in at Vatu Vai

Pipehorse fish in the rubble: taken by Susan

Pipehorse fish in the rubble: taken by Susan

Golden Mantis poses for Christian

Golden Mantis poses for Christian

Blue Ribbon Eel sticks his head out for Christian

Blue Ribbon Eel sticks his head out for Christian

Eddie with his Kava root offering for the village: taken y Susan

Eddie with his Kava root offering for the village: taken y Susan

Anemone Fish poses for Ernie

Anemone Fish poses for Ernie

Christian finds lots of cleaner Shrimp in an Anemone

Christian finds lots of cleaner Shrimp in an Anemone

Trumpet fish poses for Christian

Trumpet fish poses for Christian

Andrew, Matt & Alexx getting ready for a dive: taken b Susan

Andrew, Matt & Alexx getting ready for a dive: taken b Susan

A Giant Moray checks out Ernie's camera.

A Giant Moray checks out Ernie's camera.

Sereana banging the bongos at the kava party

Sereana banging the bongos at the kava party

Todd & Matt enjoying the sunset: taken by Susan

Todd & Matt enjoying the sunset: taken by Susan

Manta at the cleaning station: captured by Ernie

Manta at the cleaning station: captured by Ernie

Ernie spies a Leaf Fish o Mellow Yellow

Ernie spies a Leaf Fish o Mellow Yellow

Naia at anchor: taken by Susan

Naia at anchor: taken by Susan

Christian gets up close and personal with a Grey Reef in Nigali Passage

Christian gets up close and personal with a Grey Reef in Nigali Passage

Lots of critters were found on this trip but Eddie our divemaster nailed it. Finding 2 new Pygmy Seahorses on one dive was good, but 4 over two dives was outstanding.

Vatu Vai in Wakaya provided our Manta action and Joe was lucky enough to be at the top of the cleaning station when the Manta swooped by. He and Ernie got some great shots & it was Joe's first Manta.

Our Guests...

Ernie
Ernie
Igor
Igor
Todd
Todd
Alexx
Alexx
Joe
Joe
Dan
Dan
Matt
Matt
Christian
Christian
Eduardo
Eduardo
Digger
Digger
Andrew
Andrew
Jamelle
Jamelle
Elena
Elena
Paula
Paula
Susan
Susan

Comments

“Lomaiviti reefs are in extremely good condition compared to Indonesia and PNG. Immediate action must be taken to conserve this unique region.”

Dr. Michael Marnane, Marine Biologist, Wildlife Conservation Society

~ Dr. Michael Marnane, Marine Biologist, Wildlife Conservation Society