At this point Zett joined us, we hired a car and headed off early in the morning east to Sudwana Bay for some SCUBA diving fun.
The we had two days of diving, the first of which we only did one dive due to the swell making Sambo and I both chuck our guts up. Sam’s in sub aquatic fashion through her regulator, creating a spherical plume around her head as we did our 3 minute safety stop. Mine more wallowing in my own vomit at the surface while we waited to get back on board the boat… not pretty.
The second day was much better, with no regurgitating incidences reported… in our group anyway, there was another guy who got a bit queasy on the way out and foolishly decided to wait in the boat while we dove… he was not a good colour when we got back.
There’s not much development around the Sudwana Bay area, the main beach is in a National Park what development there is is a few ks away. All in all a very nice spot to get away from it all, without having to rough it.
Disregarding our warnings, Sam started her own monkey domestication project one morning, feeding some of the local monkeys some of our bananas… later in the trip she came to realised why.
The water temp was a balmy 22-24 degrees, so it didn’t matter too much.
Sambo’s seemingly indestructible and water proof digital camera came through with the goods with this shot of the whale shark we were fortunate enough to spot and snorkel with on our way out to the last dive.
Otherwise we saw plenty of nice big honeycomb moray eels, rays, white tip reef sharks and schools of other fish.
These were the boats they take you out through the surf with, it’s quite a ride heading in and out through the breakers, they ramp the boats flat out up the beach and push them back in with the tractors.
The dude in front is Farnie, he did a great job looking after us for all the dives.