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Destination: Bligh Waters, Lomoviti Group, Namena Marine Park, Vatu-I-Ra
Trip Date: Mar 24th - Mar 31st, 2012 - Comments
Author: Erwin
Welcome Back: Tom Vickory
Congratulations: Kate on your first night dive! And Kathy on dive number 500!!

We had nice conditions this week, right until the last day when the rain came.  The itinerary followed a similar route to last week with a wonderful dive day in Vatu-I-Ra, another great day of diving in Gau and a lovely visit to Somosomo village where we were again welcomed as family.

Then on to Wakaya where a huge school of Bigeye and a smaller school of larger Black Tailed Barracudas decided to show up and hang around at White Wall all morning for both groups of divers to see.

Lastly on to Namena where the Oceanic Triggerfish were still coming in by the thousands to nest, Ian saw a big Hammerhead and Kathy did her 500th dive!

From there we headed back to port to out run the oncoming weather.

Wheelhouse.  Photo by Ian

Wheelhouse. Photo by Ian

Skiffs in tow.  Photo by Ian

Skiffs in tow. Photo by Ian

Red footed Boobie.  Photo by Ian

Red footed Boobie. Photo by Ian

Sunset.  Photo by Ian

Sunset. Photo by Ian

Big Mo!  Where you going?  Photo by Ian

Big Mo! Where you going? Photo by Ian

Off for a dive.  Photo by Ian

Off for a dive. Photo by Ian

Big Fan.  Photo by Kathy

Big Fan. Photo by Kathy

Reef Scene by Kathy

Reef Scene by Kathy

Black Coral Damsels.  Photo by Kathy

Black Coral Damsels. Photo by Kathy

Fiji diving.  Photo by Kathy

Fiji diving. Photo by Kathy

Rainbow Reef.  Photo by Kathy

Rainbow Reef. Photo by Kathy

Grey Reef Shark.  Photo by Kathy

Grey Reef Shark. Photo by Kathy

Lionfish.  Photo by Kathy

Lionfish. Photo by Kathy

Ribbon Eel.  Photo by Kathy

Ribbon Eel. Photo by Kathy

The Arch.  Photo by Kathy

The Arch. Photo by Kathy

Full of Fusiliers. Photo by Kathy

Full of Fusiliers. Photo by Kathy

Anthias, diver and a table coral.  Photo by Kathy

Anthias, diver and a table coral. Photo by Kathy

Soft corals and Anthias.  Photo by Kathy

Soft corals and Anthias. Photo by Kathy

Reef Scene by Kathy

Reef Scene by Kathy

Heathy Reefs.  Photo by Kathy

Heathy Reefs. Photo by Kathy

Nigali Passage.  Photo by Gina

Nigali Passage. Photo by Gina

White tip hanging out.  Photo by Gina

White tip hanging out. Photo by Gina

Erwin & Kids.  Photo by Gina

Erwin & Kids. Photo by Gina

Local Medicine.  Photo by Gina

Local Medicine. Photo by Gina

Dude.  Photo by Gina.

Dude. Photo by Gina.

Where's Waldo?  Photo by Gina.

Where's Waldo? Photo by Gina.

Kava anyone?  Photo by Aleksandra

Kava anyone? Photo by Aleksandra

Choice Bro!  Photo by Aleksandra

Choice Bro! Photo by Aleksandra

Big Mo.  Big Smile.  Photo by Aleksandra

Big Mo. Big Smile. Photo by Aleksandra

Meke!  Photo by Alexandra

Meke! Photo by Alexandra

Night Navigation. Photo by Ian

Night Navigation. Photo by Ian

Anemoniefish.  Photo by Kathy

Anemoniefish. Photo by Kathy

Barracudas.  Photo by Kathy

Barracudas. Photo by Kathy

Namena's Arch.  Photo by Kathy

Namena's Arch. Photo by Kathy

Team Reef Shark.  Photo by Gina

Team Reef Shark. Photo by Gina

Kindergarten kids Meke.  Sooooo cute.  Photo by Gina

Kindergarten kids Meke. Sooooo cute. Photo by Gina

Village People.  Photo by Gina

Village People. Photo by Gina

Visiting the locals.  Photo by Aleksandra

Visiting the locals. Photo by Aleksandra

Tom the elder.  Photo by Aleksandra

Tom the elder. Photo by Aleksandra

Sharing cultures.  Photo of Gina by Aleksandra

Sharing cultures. Photo of Gina by Aleksandra

The week ended with a doozie of a storm that gave us a safe yet interesting adventure but unfortunately caused a lot of flooding in the west of Fiji.  Our crews family are all fine and the guests were able to leave as scheduled with a very interesting story to tell.  What a lot of rain!

Thats life in the tropics for you..

Our Guests...

Lorin
Lorin
Tom
Tom
Ed
Ed
Tim
Tim
Kat
Kat
Ian
Ian
Tedd
Tedd
Vitalij
Vitalij
Don
Don
Ginna
Ginna
Aleksandra
Aleksandra
Gina
Gina
Kathy
Kathy
Leslie
Leslie
Julija
Julija
Leslie
Leslie
Andy
Andy

Comments

“I have just had a marvellous 10 days aboard Nai'a. As usual, your Fijian crew are rather special, and all the other guests felt the same. It was so great to be aboard again.”

Quentin, 6-time passenger, New Zealand

~ Quentin, 6-time passenger, New Zealand