Motoring our way to the next dive our driver said that we will pass an area that might have manta rays. So one of the guys sat on top of the roof spying for mantas. And he saw one! The stopped immediately and we got the chance to swim and snorkel above the manta ray. Wow what a sight! Our first manta ray!
Our next dive we dived in Toopua, nearby the Coral Garden where the corals were like a labyrinth in the water. Amazing sight and so much fun!
One of the most spectacular animals to see in the Coral Garden are the leopard eagles rays. They are very shy so you can only observe them from behind a cliff. When we saw them we hid behind a cliff and observed them for a long time. They stay still towards the current take turns in being in the first row (just like cykling). Majestic!
Finally we stopped to feed the fishes. We had brought bananas with us which was very popular and all the fish came up straight to Jörgen feeding them!
For the evening we move down to the Southern part of the island mooring in front of the very famous restaurant “Bloody Mary’s”. Coming into the restaurant, Alex and Inez had to run their legs off!
On this board we saw all the famous people that had paid the restaurant a visit.
The floor of the restaurant is only sand so it is advisable to take of your shoes.
We were here with quite many yachts from the WARC: Wishanger II, Carango, Blue Summit and Paradise Found. Alex and Inez playing “plus plus” with the other a bit older kids (21 to 28 years!)
Claudine and Bryan from Wishanger II with Jörgen. All the youngsters from all the boats: Matthew, Laura, Josh, Catherine, Ben and Georges.
The ladies: Vicky, Claudine, Gina and Louise. After the drink we had dinner with Carango. As usual Inez always manages to find a space where to sleep, even on a sandy restaurant floor!
Last (good!) wifi before heading off to Tahaa and Raiatea.