21 May 2008 | Kingdom of Tonga
May 21,2008 Today in Tonga is actually the 22 of May so I am one day ahead of you. The sun is shining and so is Gabriella we just gave her a nice scrub down as we have been out to sea some time. Following is a story of Diving in Niue:
Niue there is no other place on the planet like Niue. Her people and creation of nature is a reflection of our Creator. The love and beauty is abundant. We had the opportunity to dive a cave and swim into the deep blue thanks to Patrick who picked us up in he is van at the loading dock. We drove on the curvy country road along the coast to Ligi's village. Here we put on our dive gear at the boat ramp and swam out the channel to the reef drop off which leads to the dark cave. At first the cave was intimidating to me as this is my first cave dive and I did not know what to expect. Submerging downward 20 feet into the dark cave becoming engrossed in the purple and green color of the cave walls watching the fish and sea-snakes I became quite comfortable continuing my decent with much joy the final depth was 80 feet leading out in to an even deeper barren abyss of which I could only go so far. Eventually we turned and returned up the wall to the channel where life started reappearing and back into the boat basin full of fish and snakes and final to crawl ashore up the slippery ramp used mainly for sea kayaks and local swimming.