#2 Oct 30 Eagles Dolphins and Big Fish
Our last morning on the boat, Skipper Kane offered and early morning dive to those who wanted to wake up early and take a crack at an area none of the other boats dove. “Yes!”, we squealed , like Guinea pigs. He thought it was just Skye and I, but nearly the entire boat shook off sleep at 5:30 am and stumbled onto the dingy for this last chance at a near death diving experience in the ‘oh so dangerous’ underwater Downunder.
The new spot had deep mysterious channels that could just fit one diver at a time. Most of the group had moved along the reef further, and my curiosity drew me into one of the cave-like channels. As I got fairly deep in, down in the dark murk, I spied a HUGE fish sinking away into its hideaway under the coral.
As its tail disappeared into that blackie cold watery place, I had a strong urge to retreat back to the group. The width of his tail was at least as long as my arm, and I didn't feel compelled to hang around an meet him face to face.
We all returned for a brekky before sailing back to port, and two white breasted Eagles swooped our boat as a farewell. They had visited yesterday, and Kane offered them a little meat treat.
I wanted to see dolphins, so I did a little dolphin meditation as I sat perched at the very front of the boat. Dolphins are all about play and love and happiness, so I sent out those feelings to the waters all around us.
Right on cue, as we dipped and sped through the waves on our way back to Airlie Beach, dolphins appeared and cavorted their way past us. Rachel, our lovely cook, said she’d been in the area since June, and had only seen dolphins one other time in those 5 months.
Thanks Big Fish!