A New Wind on Nai'a
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.
Beautiful Chinese Dragon Nudibranch by Bert
Sleepy Hawksbill Turtle snapped by Bert
Getting a manicure by Bert
Peek-a-boo, every photographers favourite by Bert
Cruising in Gau we found our huge resident grouper by Jeff
Butterfly fish busy feeding in the coral by Jeff
Stunning over hang covered in soft cora by Jeff
Closed anemone captured beautifully by Jeff
Fiji anemone fish endemic to Fiji by Jeff
Arc-eyed Hawkfish posesBy Kelly
A lovely Slender Roboastra nudibranch by Kelly
Pink Anemone fish giving the evil eye! By Kelly
Tiny Network pipefish. By Kelly
Beautiful reef scenery
Loving the macro with this whip coral gobie. By Kelly
Fiji anemone fish endimic to Fiji. By Kelly
Dccorator crab hiding out in some soft coral. By Kelly
Fantastic humpback prawn. By Kelly
On the hunt a Desirable Fabellina. By kelly
Treiffic colourful clown triggerfish. By Mike
Sling jaw wrasse on the look out. By Mike
NIce swin thru on the reef. By Mike
Ningali passage offers some close encounters with grey reef sharks. By Mike
Annual dental check for this coral grouper. By Mike
Another endemic species to Fiji, the Fiji Blennie. By Mike
DOuble pipefish action. By Mike
Shelly in a great shot. By Mike
Sling Jaw wrasse slinging his jaw!! By Mike
Talia and Sereana hard at work on Halloween
Juvenile rock mover wrasse and angle fish posing for Halloween.
Captain Jack (Bert) and Pumpkin (Jonne) getting rowdy at the Halloween party
Nai'a in all her glory. By Heather
Ben with a splitting head ache! By Heather
On our way to the village visit. By Heather
Koroi (Kill Roy) our trusty skiff driver. By Heather
Debbie letting loose on the guitar at the crew carva party. By Heather
Beautiful sunset on halloween with our beautiful trip leader!
Captain Jack Sparrow celebrating the red sky at night!
Happy Halloween everyone!
Jack-o-lanterns setting the spooky mood for the halloween party.
The Halloween cava after party, fun and candy for everyone!
Funny faces from the fun kids at Makogai
Makogai kids having fun with the camera
“We loved every minute of our time with you in Tonga! It could not have been any better. Each and every member of the NAI’A team was outstanding and each of you made our whale expedition unforgettable. The whales, the hospitality, the guides, the skiff driving, the dinners and the singing and kava… Everything was wonderful. It was the best honeymoon ever!”
~ Buzz & Ellie