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Sting Ray City, India

1. Exam dive – A whole lot of us were there and alot of excercise testings were done. All went well.

2. Sightings – 3 sting rays (1 medium, 1 small ans 1 huge one in sand), Close encounter with a Leopard morray, Big school of yellow snapper, around 4 to 5 turtles.

3. Experience – most memorable because of the leopard morray. He came out of nowhere and swam straight upto me coz I happened to be at the front of the group. Then stayed stationary and gawked at me for around 10 seconds. then swam up behind me, rubbed against my thigh and fins and checked out the rest of the group. What an experience.

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Jack Point, India

1. On descent – Big current on surface, had to hold onto rope before descent, good descent.

2. Actual Dive – Initially finned against current for around 20 mins, on way back swam with the current and ended up 3 km away from where we started.

3. Sightings – Thorny Sea Cucumber, Large Hawksbill turtle, many other turtles swimming, tons of glass fish, fuselia, yellow and grey snapper, Huge Napolean Wrasse, Stone fish sitting on a rock, white fin shark 5′ long, lots of soft coral.

4. Experience – Superb dive, probably the best of the lot. Water was too good, huge gang around 10 of us, great fun

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Sting Ray City, India

1. Exam dive – A whole lot of us were there and alot of excercise testings were done. All went well.

2. Sightings – 3 sting rays (1 medium, 1 small ans 1 huge one in sand), Close encounter with a Leopard morray, Big school of yellow snapper, around 4 to 5 turtles.

3. Experience – most memorable because of the leopard morray. He came out of nowhere and swam straight upto me coz I happened to be at the front of the group. Then stayed stationary and gawked at me for around 10 seconds. then swam up behind me, rubbed against my thigh and fins and checked out the rest of the group. What an experience.

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Jack Point, India

1. On descent – Big current on surface, had to hold onto rope before descent, good descent.

2. Actual Dive – Initially finned against current for around 20 mins, on way back swam with the current and ended up 3 km away from where we started.

3. Sightings – Thorny Sea Cucumber, Large Hawksbill turtle, many other turtles swimming, tons of glass fish, fuselia, yellow and grey snapper, Huge Napolean Wrasse, Stone fish sitting on a rock, white fin shark 5′ long, lots of soft coral.

4. Experience – Superb dive, probably the best of the lot. Water was too good, huge gang around 10 of us, great fun

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North Cave, India

1. Dive – Lovely wall that we followed through the dive. The cave was part of the sloping reef. Very small cave. Just enough room for three divers to fit.

2. Sightings – Lots of turtles around 4 to 5 feet in dia., Huge turtle in a smaller cave, 1 hawsbill small guy, brilliant glass fish and a kowri in a small cove, lots of soft coral, stunning turquoise and violet clam, larger olive green and mauve clam, black colour lion fish, bright orange long arm star fish.

3. Cave – Lovely view of the outside from inside the cave. Air bubbles looked like mercury on the roof of the cave.

4. Experience – Strange to be finning alongside the wall with no bottom in sight. Great visibility.

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North Cave, India

1. Dive – Lovely wall that we followed through the dive. The cave was part of the sloping reef. Very small cave. Just enough room for three divers to fit.

2. Sightings – Lots of turtles around 4 to 5 feet in dia., Huge turtle in a smaller cave, 1 hawsbill small guy, brilliant glass fish and a kowri in a small cove, lots of soft coral, stunning turquoise and violet clam, larger olive green and mauve clam, black colour lion fish, bright orange long arm star fish.

3. Cave – Lovely view of the outside from inside the cave. Air bubbles looked like mercury on the roof of the cave.

4. Experience – Strange to be finning alongside the wall with no bottom in sight. Great visibility.

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Small Cave, India

1. Strangely dont remember much except that we saw atleast 10 turtles green turtles. And one solitary huge puffer fish.

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West lagoon, India

1. Trip – Had to manouver the Wahoo cleverly over coral on the way back coz the tide had started to get low. All buddy pairs were equiped with torches.

2. Site – 1 solitary large lovely coral rock, no other rock in sight for quite a few metres. Just kept circling the rock and discoering the life on it. Lots of microscopic sparkling life when the toch was switched off.

3. Sightings – 2 Shy dusky morrays who refused to come out of their hiding place. Baby octopus, cleaner shrimp, glass fish, angel fish

4. Experience – Very different to be in the sea at night, colours are diminished and the torch is like a security blanket, alot of excitement though, the night was clear and was lonely to floa and look at the stars.

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Sting Ray city, India

Mainly training excercises, mask clearing, buddy breathing, signals, fin pivots, regulator recovery

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Small Cave, India

1. Strangely dont remember much except that we saw atleast 10 turtles green turtles. And one solitary huge puffer fish.

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