We started as usual by swimming out 200 yards on our backs so that the nutters on the Jet Skis could see us (and avoid us??) more easily and the Thai longtail boat operators had a better target to aim for.
Once we had reached the reef rope, we were able to relax a bit before hanging on and allowing ourselves to sink whist still retaining an initially comforting hold on the rope. With ears sorted out and breathing under control, it was time for the very first drop to the seabed be made. This is often accompanied by an equally swift return to the surface for a multitude of reasons...!!
Here's the honeycombe moray eels.
|As an unexpected bonus, a massive shoal of surgeon fish swam by and then completely encircled us going round and round our little dive group of three. It was a spectacular and completely unexpected sight.|
|Jay was everywhere with his camera...and remember this was only his third ever dive so his buoyancy is already improving fast as was his ability to get all of his subject 'into the frame'.|
It's great meeting such talented and outstanding people and sharing, in this case, my love of diving with two friends, Jay and Debbie, who have taken to it instantly.
May there be many more diving adventures to come!!!