1st Hoga Snorkel
Skipper and First Mate Millard (Big Bear and Pepe)
Fri 12 Aug 2016 21:57
Our First Snorkel at Hoga Island
We left Beez and went in search of a buoy some distance beyond the small dive site on Hoga Island, passing the main port marker on our left and to our right a long jetty built out over the reef (that passengers for day trips or people coming to stay at the small resort are dinghied to from the small ferries that come daily). We passed a group of three buoys where those learning to dive do their shallow work and floatation exercises, past a buoy on its own – our next target and on to our goal where we had been told we would find ourselves in a fish tank............ Indeed it was. No sooner than we stuck our heads in – we found crystal clear visibility, tons of coral and all kinds of fish. The buoy was secured to a ledge at the very edge of the reef. Behind us the sea at hundreds of metres deep, in front the fringing reef extended about two hundred metres from the island from ankle to hip deep. We began at the edge and bobbed in when anything special caught our eye and drifted along way beyond the buoy and back toward our second snorkel buoy. Note to self – remember the brown jobs in amongst the pretty colours and don’t forget the less colourful coral. Rightee-oh then. Usually we manage half an hour but as the water is so warm an hour and a half went by in a snip of time. So many worms, clams and Nemo’s they got their own blogs as did the spotted scorpionfish who wanted to pose rather than skitter off.
ALL IN ALL A VAST AND PERFECT REEF
SO MUCH TO SEE