Monday, 28 December 2009
Snorkelling with the kids.
Just off the resort were some great reef pinnacles, in about 3-5m of water. These were within easy reach of the pier, and when Phil wasn’t out diving, he would take the kids out for a snorkel on these reefs. The ones closest to the pier were dead, with a few fish inhabitants.
The ones further away had not been stepped on or treated as badly, and had heaps of live coral and fish stocks. The boys loved going out when it was calm, but when the wind blew in and it got a bit choppy, it was left to the dads and the bigger kids to snorkel by themselves.
The boys really enjoyed seeing the coral and fish. There were Moray Eels, lion fish, trumpetfish and lots of others that the boys were able to see just by snorkelling over the surface.
After about 20 minutes they were usually cold and a bit tired, and it was time to head back in. Our guess is that when they are about 14 or 15 they will join Phil on a scuba course, and then Nicole really will be a diving widow...