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Great to be back in Fiji

Destination: Bligh Waters and Koro Sea
Trip Date: Sep 22nd - Oct 2nd, 2012 - Comments
Author: Erwin
Welcome Back: Jack & Sue Drafahl, Steve Reilly and John Berschied
Congratulations: Katy, on surviving her first dive trip

Good to be back.

Back in Fiji and although Tonga was amazing, it feels really good to be back.  I have missed the diving here.  After the first dive I was reminded completely just how colourful the reefs here are.

As it was a ten dayer we had had a little more scope with our itinerary and used it to the fullest spanning right across from the ‘Cat’s Meow’ to Gau to Namena and even had a chance to make a quick visit to the nations old capital port town - Levuka - for a look around.

Speaking of Gau, Nigali - as always - provided us with some incredible diving.  This time the highlight for me was seeing so many juvenile and new pup Grey Reef Sharks.  It’s always exciting to see that the next generation is robust and healthy and that the pregnant sharks we saw before going to Tonga (at least we assume that the pups came from them) did give birth to healthy young.  Go the next generation!  

Cleaner Shrimp by Mary Bess

Cleaner Shrimp by Mary Bess

Infra Red Clam by Mary Bess

Infra Red Clam by Mary Bess

And stretch, and stretch.. By Mary bess

And stretch, and stretch.. By Mary bess

Conch by Mary Bess

Conch by Mary Bess

Toby by Stacey

Toby by Stacey

Squat Lobster by Stacey

Squat Lobster by Stacey

Leaf Fish by Stacey

Leaf Fish by Stacey

Titan Triggerfish by Sue

Titan Triggerfish by Sue

Soft Corals by Jane

Soft Corals by Jane

Kansas Window by Jane

Kansas Window by Jane

Crinoid by Jane

Crinoid by Jane

Cheeky Wrasse by John

Cheeky Wrasse by John

Soft Coral by John

Soft Coral by John

Stonefish by John

Stonefish by John

Mantis Shrimp by John

Mantis Shrimp by John

Humpback Scorpionfish by Lisa

Humpback Scorpionfish by Lisa

Octopus by Lisa

Octopus by Lisa

Saron Shrimp by Lisa

Saron Shrimp by Lisa

While in Namena I saw something strange and unusual.  I observed a Titan Triggerfish eating a sea star.  How bizarre.  In all the years I have been diving, this is the first time I have witnessed this behaviour.  Always great to witness something new.

The full moon put in an appearance at the end of the trip and with it some stonking currents, narrowing our choice of dive sites for the last day but for anyone that has dived Vatu-I-Ra knows that this is not at all a problem for us as there is always somewhere safe yet colourful to hide while still reaping the benefits of the current stirred up water ie. loads and loads of fish on a seemingly peaceful reef.

I love those diving days..

Our Guests...

Roger
Roger
Katy
Katy
Jennifer
Jennifer
Bonnie
Bonnie
Tuna
Tuna
Pete
Pete
Steve
Steve
Stacey
Stacey
Tim
Tim
Lisa
Lisa
Jane
Jane
Mary Bess
Mary Bess
Jack
Jack
Sue
Sue
John
John

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

Howard Hall, filmmaker

~ Howard Hall, filmmaker