Well, I know it has been too long since I have updated this blog. But, we have just been busy, busy, busy!! We have been continuing on the marathon diving program and have managed to squeeze in a long trip to Peleliu. More on that later.
Palau, which is made up of the Rock Islands, is really hard to photograph well enough to convey the beauty of all the tiny islands scattered inside the fringing reef. The best way to really see it is by helicopter. Sorry I can’t accomodate you with some pics taken from the sky, the helicopter ride is just a bit out of our price range!
So, here are some sea level pics to try to show you where we are living our dream for the time being!
When we get out to the other islands in the lagoon our anchorages are invariably gorgeous. Aqua marine waters, emerald green islands.
We have been really lucky to have met our Aussie friends Ian and Christine of the SV Sabi Star. (A Sabi Star is a flower in Africa, where Ian and Christine are originally from). They love diving as much as we do. There are two things we need to watch out for diving here in Palau. One is the unpredictablity of the currents. The other is the commercial dive boats. We’ve managed to solve both problems by working out a dive system whereby we always have two people in the dinghy at all times. (The girls dive together and the boys dive together). That way we can come retrieve the diving pair in case the current sweeps them off down the dive site and we can detatch our dingy from the dive mooring making way for the commercial dive boats when they show up. The system has worked great. And I must say the commercial dive boats have been really great in letting us tie off to their boats at the dive sites.
Here are a few of my latest underwater discoveries.