Have you ever been triggered by a triggerfish? I didn’t even know what a triggerfish was until this dive, and I’ve since developed a bit of a fear of their glary eyes.
I could only afford one night at Le Pirate Boatel, but it was worth every overpriced cent. You don’t get much better than a dreamy oceanside bed that you can roll off into the big beautiful blue.
I was invited to tag along on a staff sunrise dive, and while we didn’t see anything aside from a whole lot of blue, I had a blast watching the crew fool around.
Despite accommodation mishaps, blisters, and a few brief moments of boredom or alienation, the 3 days I spent on Gili Meno were, for the most part, beautifully blissful.
Despite being deer-in-the-headlights terrified and running on pure adrenalin for the entire dive, I also had the most fun of my life when I threw myself into what can only be described as the underwater rollercoaster.
As soon as I hit the water I felt like I was constantly flipping around trying to capture the overwhelming amount of exquisite life that was flooding my vision.
I am constantly surprised by this surreal and exquisite world that I find myself submerged in, and my maiden night dive was no different. It opened up a whole new dimension.
The wildly beautiful landscapes, exquisite sunsets and dynamic oceanscapes of this ridiculously epic adventure have totally stolen my heart, and I truly hope that life brings me back this way one day so I can do it all again.
Doing this course has made me a lot more confident in the water, and really deepened my understanding of this sport, and it’s been a whole bunch of fun at the same time.
I’m intrigued by the notion of navigating reefs because it all still seems like such foreign terrain to me and I get too distracted by all the awesome floating by to pay attention to where I am most of the time. But I have proven myself to be compass-worthy.