Today was our last day here at the Matava Resort
and we had some diving, testing of new gear and a student to certify as a diver, so it was going to be a busy day! Alas, our start to the day was not great, as the divemaster told us we could not go to see the famous manta rays that live here. We were, instead, to dive one of the more local reefs, two walls that made up a cut through the main reef system.
To make up for it, Caroline decided to try out the Saga
Magic Bubble lens for the first time. This is a wet lens designed to fit onto a 67mm thread port for the Nikon 60mm lens and creates a bubble effect in the shot. Caroline spent the two dives searching out different subjects to try with this lens, that we picked up at DEMA, and found the sea fans to be the most obliging of subjects.
A quick lunch and we were back in the water again, this time to finish the open water course for Josh, who came to Fiji to finish his referral course. We stood in for the injured instructor here and put him through his paces, as well as taking for a dive around the coral bommies around a small island 10min offshore from the resort. He got to meet Nemo for the first time!
Tomorrow it is time for us to hit the road again. Well to be accurate, a short wade out to the boat, then a boat ride with a short truck ride to the airport, then a flight to Suva and onto our next adventure.