Trip Start Aug 18, 2005
105Trip End ??? ??, 2006
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The bure is amazing, the beach is amazing, the food is amazing, the wildlife is amazing, the diving is amazing and the staff are amazing!
All in all it is not too bad!
Never in the world would I expect to see somewhere so beautiful. Namena really was paradise and it was made even more amazing by the hopsitality of the owners Joan and Tom and all of their staff. We had a rough journey getting there which is quite comical to look back upon. We travelled for what should have been an hour but turned out to be two and a half hours in a boat called the 'Salt Shaker' I would like to rename it the 'Bonecruncher' as that is what it felt like on the somewhat choppy seas
After a day or two to rest and snorkel we started our diving. After sorting out our buoyancy near the jetty we were able to confidently brave our first open water dive and certified divers. Christina and Kirsten, thank you for your support and encouragement, it was great to share the 'Chimneys' with you. And thank you Victor, what an incredible divemaster you are. I was glad of your hand to hold on to as the current was quite strong. I looked out for my 'buddy hubby' too, you can guess, he was fine, taking photos! The 'Chimneys' were a dive site with two wonderful pinnacles covered in soft coral, nudibranches and loads of fish. The colours were amazing. That started off the standard for our dives, all were amazing, with the attentive and capable attention given by Bola and Victor the divemasters. On many occasions Paul and I also said to each other how grateful we were to Paul, Linda, Trev and Pete for training us back home. Their expertise was invaluable and has given us the best grounding for a successful and safe dive career. And what a fantastic way to start it in Namena
I must say a massive thanks to all Victor, Mola, Don, Vijay, Marie, Junior, Kelly and John - they are wonderful and special people who we will remember fondly.