Today was all about White Wall, a dive site on Rainbow Reef that is regularly voted in the top 10 wall dives in the world. It lived up to its reputation too. The site is covered in "white" or pale blue soft coral that seems to glow in the sunlight, even at 28m deep. We made our way to the wall by slipping through a short swim-through, which brought us out onto the wall. Drifting along, we used all of our strobe power (5 INON strobes) to try to light as much of the wall as possible.
Our second dive site, deliberately selected as one of the shallowest on the reef system, as we are flying in the morning, was at Small Cabbage Patch. Here cabbage corals, as the name suggests, cover the reef. Huge schools of fish swim around these corals, eventually accepting you and letting you swim amongst them. Heaven for both macro and wide angle photography alike.
Our team, Alan, Maikeli & Walter, from Paradise Taveuni
, really excelled today. As we are flying out of Taveuni tomorrow morning, they all got up early and picked us up at 6:30am so that we could still safely fit two early morning dives. What a great team!