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Mantas in Wakaya

Destination: Bligh Waters & Koro Sea
Trip Date: Mar 23rd - Mar 30th, 2013 - Comments
Author: Erwin
Welcome Back: Tom and Chris

 

 

The highlights on this trip?  Easy.  Wakaya.  Well, for me at least.

The sky was grey and it was a little choppy on our crossing but the diving was amazing!  On the first dive we had two Manta ray encounters, the first lasting for more than 20 minutes!  After the second manta had swam on and it was time to continue, what should we come across but the worlds mellowest hawksbill turtle.  She gave us a lovely encounter as some sweet icing on our cake.  As we were diving on the White Wall, I was glad to hear the other skiffs reports of Manta sightings on Vatu Vai also.  As well as that they saw another Hairy Ghost pipefish and our friendly Rockmover Wrasses.

Then the second dive.  Another Manta, a Hammerhead and a huge school of very active Skipjack Tunas on Lions Den!  We were having such a great day.


Photo by Susan

Photo by Susan

Photo by Susan

Photo by Susan

Photo by Susan

Photo by Susan

Photo by Susan

Photo by Susan

Manta.  Screen Grab by Erwin Filius

Manta. Screen Grab by Erwin Filius

Manta.  Screen Grab by Erwin Filius

Manta. Screen Grab by Erwin Filius

Manta.  Screen Grab by Erwin Filius

Manta. Screen Grab by Erwin Filius

Manta.  Screen Grab by Erwin Filius

Manta. Screen Grab by Erwin Filius

Manta.  Screen Grab by Erwin Filius

Manta. Screen Grab by Erwin Filius

 

 

We started the trip in Vatu-I-Ra however with good currents and loads of fish life.  I love to see it like this.  GoMo and Maytag were so full of fish and colour!

I was lucky enough to see our old friend the Leopard shark in Nigali Passage again too.  Lets hope she continues to show her face.  Many of the Grey Reef sharks are sporting fresh mating wounds too and some of them were very obviously pregnant.  Although it doesn’t look too comfortable for them it is a good sign that they are a healthy population with the next generation on the way.

We also observed juvenile Grey Reefs at North Save-A-Tack but perhaps the most exciting sight there this week was all the Oceanic Triggerfish.  They were there by the hundreds, schooling off the wall and making their nests on the deep plateau.

The village visit to Somo Somo was enjoyed by all and the kids gave us a wonderful Meke.

We hope you guys had a great trip.  See you again next time!

 

 


Our Guests...

Chris
Chris
Tom
Tom
Chris
Chris
Jan
Jan
Gerado Jr
Gerado Jr
Gerado Sr
Gerado Sr
MaryPat
MaryPat
Fred
Fred
J.L
J.L
Brian
Brian
Susan
Susan
Anders
Anders
Frederic
Frederic
Brigitte
Brigitte

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