I was picked up around 8am on both days. There were a mix of snorkelers and divers with more of the former. Suited me just fine. I was never in more than a group of three, including the DM and today I dove with two DM's with one of them opting out of the second dive leaving me alone with one DM for my final dive. Blue Coral Diving have to be one of the most professional and well organized dive companies that I have been diving with, outside of Vancouver (love you guys at IDC!!!). It is so well managed yet doesn't lose any of the relaxed easy going attitude and that I think is key. The boat and the equipment are top quality, the DM's and Instructors know their stuff and, unless you request to set up your own gear, they do everything for you. Steve and his team have it downpat. Plus they are a lot of fun to be around!
Both days diving were at Hon Giai North & East, of the Cham Islands. Today's viz was better than yesterday but yesterday I got a bit of a buzz with quite a strong current.
As mentioned in the earlier post, I really don't give that much of a crap about visibility and the viz here is OK! I've also adopted the train of thought that less viz means you're more acutely aware of your surroundings both for sights and for safety. You don't get complacent. Besides I have spent the last two days at a maximum depth of 60ft getting my aquanaut on!!! How fabulous is that!?! I saw some great macro life: shrimps, nudibranch, crabs plus lionfish, scorpion fish, stone fish, a nice amount of colourful fish.... The usual "tropical" kind, a moray, some nice soft coral and was attacked by a rather pissed off clown fish. Those little buggers nip at you! I had to swat it out of the way as it kept trying to assault me.
After diving was done it was a nice stop at an Island beach for a delicious BBQ seafood lunch, some local beer and sun! Wonderful! Two absolutely great days out. I am actually kind of sad I can't stay for a few more days to do more diving!
And so after a busy day I've come back to my room and had a banana & a packet of peanut M&M'S for my dinner whilst sat on my patio watching the world to by and admiring my new green OPI toe polish. I should think about getting my bags ready for my mid-morning flight from Danang to Saigon tomorrow but that requires too much activity. I think enjoying my final night in this paradise with minimal effort on my part is in order!
Good evening Vietnam!