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A New Wind on Nai'a

Destination: Vatu-i-ra, Gau, Namena Marine Reserve and the Bligh Waters
Trip Date: Oct 29th - Nov 5th, 2011 - Comments
Author: Hayley Versace
Welcome Back: To Regina and Graeme.
Congratulations: To David and Cathy on thier first liveaboard trip and their 30th wedding anniversary!!!

BULA VINAKA from your new cruise directors Hayley and Ed!!

We had a great week on board Nai’a with a friendly North American group from Dive and Travel Adventures. Heather, the group leader, got a great bunch of people together some reaching big diving milestones. With Heather’s first dive she reached 800 dives with Elaine and Jeff also reaching 800 dives during the week. Wayne, a very brave man, celebrated his 400th dive with a naked night dive.

The diving this week did not disappoint, we saw a huge variety of critters and fish from soft coral crabs to scalloped hammerheads. Gau amazed everyone with its abundance of grey reef pups acting very curiously towards the divers. Mike saw his first Hammerhead at Mt Munity on the last day of the trip.

We were all blessed with a fantastic week of weather with not a day of rain and a heartfelt fish lovin’ group making for an excellent week on board.

Paul

Paul

Elaine

Elaine

Wayne

Wayne

Janis

Janis

Kelly

Kelly

Shelly

Shelly

Regina

Regina

Graeme

Graeme

Jeff

Jeff

David

David

Bert

Bert

Cathy

Cathy

Debbie

Debbie

Heather

Heather

Jonnie

Jonnie

Mike

Mike

Beautiful Chinese Dragon Nudibranch by Bert

Beautiful Chinese Dragon Nudibranch by Bert

Sleepy Hawksbill Turtle snapped by Bert

Sleepy Hawksbill Turtle snapped by Bert

Getting a manicure by Bert

Getting a manicure by Bert

Peek-a-boo, every photographers favourite by Bert

Peek-a-boo, every photographers favourite by Bert

Cruising in Gau we found our huge resident grouper by Jeff

Cruising in Gau we found our huge resident grouper by Jeff

Butterfly fish busy feeding in the coral by Jeff

Butterfly fish busy feeding in the coral by Jeff

Stunning over hang covered in soft cora by Jeff

Stunning over hang covered in soft cora by Jeff

Closed anemone captured beautifully by Jeff

Closed anemone captured beautifully by Jeff

Fiji anemone fish endemic to Fiji by Jeff

Fiji anemone fish endemic to Fiji by Jeff

Arc-eyed Hawkfish posesBy Kelly

Arc-eyed Hawkfish posesBy Kelly

A lovely Slender Roboastra nudibranch by Kelly

A lovely Slender Roboastra nudibranch by Kelly

Pink Anemone fish giving the evil eye! By Kelly

Pink Anemone fish giving the evil eye! By Kelly

Tiny Network pipefish. By Kelly

Tiny Network pipefish. By Kelly

Beautiful reef scenery

Beautiful reef scenery

Loving the macro with this whip coral gobie. By Kelly

Loving the macro with this whip coral gobie. By Kelly

Fiji anemone fish endimic to Fiji. By Kelly

Fiji anemone fish endimic to Fiji. By Kelly

Dccorator crab hiding out in some soft coral. By Kelly

Dccorator crab hiding out in some soft coral. By Kelly

Fantastic humpback prawn. By Kelly

Fantastic humpback prawn. By Kelly

On the hunt a Desirable Fabellina. By kelly

On the hunt a Desirable Fabellina. By kelly

Treiffic colourful clown triggerfish. By Mike

Treiffic colourful clown triggerfish. By Mike

Sling jaw wrasse on the look out. By Mike

Sling jaw wrasse on the look out. By Mike

NIce swin thru on the reef. By Mike

NIce swin thru on the reef. By Mike

Ningali passage offers some close encounters with grey reef sharks. By Mike

Ningali passage offers some close encounters with grey reef sharks. By Mike

Annual dental check for this coral grouper. By Mike

Annual dental check for this coral grouper. By Mike

Another endemic species to Fiji, the Fiji Blennie. By Mike

Another endemic species to Fiji, the Fiji Blennie. By Mike

DOuble pipefish action. By Mike

DOuble pipefish action. By Mike

Shelly in a great shot. By Mike

Shelly in a great shot. By Mike

Sling Jaw wrasse slinging his jaw!! By Mike

Sling Jaw wrasse slinging his jaw!! By Mike

Talia and Sereana hard at work on Halloween

Talia and Sereana hard at work on Halloween

Juvenile rock mover wrasse and angle fish posing for Halloween.

Juvenile rock mover wrasse and angle fish posing for Halloween.

Captain Jack (Bert) and Pumpkin (Jonne) getting rowdy at the Halloween party

Captain Jack (Bert) and Pumpkin (Jonne) getting rowdy at the Halloween party

Nai'a in all her glory. By Heather

Nai'a in all her glory. By Heather

Ben with a splitting head ache! By Heather

Ben with a splitting head ache! By Heather

On our way to the village visit. By Heather

On our way to the village visit. By Heather

Koroi (Kill Roy) our trusty skiff driver. By Heather

Koroi (Kill Roy) our trusty skiff driver. By Heather

Debbie letting loose on the guitar at the crew carva party. By Heather

Debbie letting loose on the guitar at the crew carva party. By Heather

Beautiful sunset on halloween with our beautiful trip leader!

Beautiful sunset on halloween with our beautiful trip leader!

Captain Jack Sparrow celebrating the red sky at night!

Captain Jack Sparrow celebrating the red sky at night!

Happy Halloween everyone!

Happy Halloween everyone!

Jack-o-lanterns setting the spooky mood for the halloween party.

Jack-o-lanterns setting the spooky mood for the halloween party.

The Halloween cava after party, fun and candy for everyone!

The Halloween cava after party, fun and candy for everyone!

Funny faces from the fun kids at Makogai

Funny faces from the fun kids at Makogai

Makogai kids having fun with the camera

Makogai kids having fun with the camera

Comments

“Thanks for team of NAI’A ship!!! For the best time what I spent in Tonga whale watching trip. ”

Damir, Kazakhstan. 12 years old

~ Damir, Kazakhstan. 12 years old