We did 2 drift dives through the south pass of Fakarava and they were fantastic. The second one was better because we had the experience from the first one to plan how to make it longer and deal with the current better. We also found the shark hangout so we saw about 200 of them. They were all reef sharks- nothing scary. Interesting to see so many just hanging out there and when we first started the dive the tide was just beginning to switch so they were lying on the bottom resting. Then as the current got going on the incoming tide, they sprang to life and moved into the middle of the pass. It's funny to think of all this going on when we're traveling through a pass in the boat- concentrating so hard on everything around us to get through safely. Then you dive through and there's another whole world down there! It feels so good to finally be able to dive and use our gear again. Of course, the plastic covering for Jon's regulator just shattered after the first dive- the plastic had become brittle I guess. We had a spare so put that on and now we have another thing to buy & bring back with us for next season!
We moved back over to the North end today- a beautiful downwind sail of about 40 miles and we're booked for a dive tomorrow of the north pass. We found some internet so thought we'd upload a few pictures. I sure hope we get a bunch of good ones tomorrow. It's fun to look at them and share them with you.