|Email messages from Paula while she was on the trip:
February 2, 2019:
Arrived and just finished dinner. Had a
nice smoked salmon pasta. Great flight, good group of people.
Nice room. Orientation at 9 in the morning and then hopefully at least
two dives. Headed for bed. Been a long day.
February 3, 2019: Completed two great dives
today. Seeing very unusual, fish I have not seen before. Leg works just fine. Dive sites today were Knife and Small
This morning didn't take my camera because it was check out diving.
Trumpetfish are very plentiful here. Saw a rather rare burr fish. Afternoon dive may have gotten a good
picture of a spotted moray. Saw some rally unusual eels and worms.
Missed the seahorse.
Having a great time.
Feb 5, 2019: Two dives down. Having lunch and doing a shore
dive this afternoon. Will go right outside our resort. Did that
yesterday and had an excellent dive. Will go the opposite way on
today's dive. Just taking a short rest to off gas and will head out
about 3:00. Had a barbeque buffet last evening at the resort. Service
here is island style, couple hours for dinner.
The 89 degree weather has been nice. Forgot
how much fun ocean diving is.
Good diving but
nothing spectacular yet. Did see two lobsters this morning both on the
second dive. Lots of trumpet fish.
February 6, 2019: Just returned from dinner. Went to a Thai
Indonesian place. Food I have never had before and it was very good.
Other than the extremely hot red pepper. Cleaned out my sinuses right
off the bat. But had ice cream later on the way back to the car.
Had great afternoon dive saw a couple eels swimming in the water.
February 8, 2019: Got up for a 6:00 AM dive this morning.
Great seeing how the reef fish wake up.
Had breakfast and went out for an 82 minute dive. Only did one shore
dive away from the resort. Did the rest of the shore dives in the
afternoon and today's right off from our room. Beautiful reef.
Today after our two dives went out and checked out a flamingo sanctuary,
then off to the salt mines where they have the slave huts, then onto the
donkey sanctuary. Did all that in four hours. We made tracks. Took
lots of photos today and plan to get a group shot tomorrow.
Heading out for a group dinner this evening. Had Wahoo for dinner last
group of divers. Deep Diver Paula.