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Japanese Gardens and twins on the 1st April’12

After some extremely heavy rainfall overnight, everyone was a little bit damp and soggy when we met up at the shop. We would be diving at Japanese Gardens and Twins, and despite everyone being a little cold and wet, there was still a great atmosphere around the boat. For the first dive I would be following Sara, Candace and Alyson on their Discover Scuba Diving Experience.

We moored up in the bay at Japanese Gardens, geared up and jumped in. Looking down into the water we were all a little disappointed, the heavy rainfall had caused a lot of mud and sediment to be washed off the hills and into the water causing the visibility to drop significantly. We started to swim towards the beach to the shallow water where we could practice a few skills before venturing into deeper water.

We completed the skills and then we were free to go off an explore the coral bay. The visibility did improve slightly as we moved out into deeper water . After what was still a nice dive,  we climbed back on board and headed round to our second dive site of the day, Twins. It was almost unbelievable that these dive sites were just a few hundred meters away from each other. The conditions were near perfect, and the visibility was lovely.
For this dive I would be following Flossy on the last day of her Junior Open Water course, joined by her mother Belinda, already a certified diver. We dropped down into the crystal clear water and spent a little time practicing various skills needed to complete the course, before slowly heading off around the dive site for a fun dive. Along the way we saw all sorts of fish and critters including a few huge triggerfish, a beautiful flatworm and a couple off scorpionfish hiding out in some algae waiting to ambush their prey when it swam past. After a lovely long dive, the air in our tanks was starting to run low and it was time to get back on the boat so we could get back to the shop to look through all of the photos from the day.

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