Trip Start Jun 10, 2008
5Trip End Aug 01, 2008
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Where I stayed
Pandan Island Resort
Anyway, the reason we came here was to learn to dive, so the next day we donned our equipment and had our first lesson. In a classroom!! It was interesting enough to keep us awake, and then we had our first dive in the morning in about 3 metres of water to practice all the things we learned
After a few dives up to 6 metres we eventually went deeper into about 20 metres and saw some incredible stuff. The water was so clear here away from the wash of the beach. There were turtles, lion fish, jack fish, big trigger fish, everything. And the corals were beautiful too. I couldn't really take my camera with me while we were doing the course, which was a bit of a killer when you can see such amazing things just whizzing around you. But on the last dive I took it with me and got a few snaps. Its much more difficult than I thought it would be. The water is moving, you are moving, the fish are moving, so basically it takes a bit of patience and some skill (which I haven't quite gotten yet) to get a good shot.
So no we're qualified divers, and to make matters more interesting, I got an ear infection after my last dive which made my right ear really sore and my left ear blocked up completely so I couldn't hear a thing!!
Luckily we were leaving the next day, so hopefully I could get it sorted out and dive again soon.