Snorkeling and Diving.
Trip Start Mar 20, 2011
21Trip End May 13, 2011
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There is one road around the island, about 30 m from the water, and it takes about 1½ hours to walk around the island. The main strip is on the east coast, where almost all of the bars, restaurants and places to stay are.
We have snorkelled a few times and otherwise just lazed around
The day after, less hung over than expected, we signed up for a PADI Open Water Diving course with Gili Divers, a company we can warmly recommend. After an introduction in the pool, reading the theory book and watching videos the first day, we spent the next day doing 2 dives at 12 metres (at Hans' Reef and Halik, where there was an uncomfortable current), and more pool training. The following day we were to have 2 dives at 18 metres (Shark's Point and Bounty Wreck, an abandoned jetty)! We had to end the last (18m) dive as Nick's sinuses were blocked and he couldn't equalize as we were descending. The dive centre was cool, let us do the last dive the following day at the same site, Bounty Wreck. Wow, what an amazing experience... Especially our last dive, where we were comfortable and could put into practice the skills we had learnt!