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📍 Manta Dive, Gili Trawangan, Indonesia
⚓ Turtle Point
⏱ 55 minutes
👓 25m
📅 April 2018
♬ The Man From Harlem, by TeknoAXE (licensed under CC BY 4.0, sourced from TeknoAXE)
🎥 GoPro HERO5 Black, edited with iMovie

I have proven myself to be compass-worthy. The third dive on my SSI Advanced course was “Navigation”, which was a suuuuuper fun dive with some awesome little sightings. I managed to roughly keep track of where I was in relation to the island for most of the dive by orienting to the reef and land(ocean)marks… which I have to say is pretty darn hard when you’re so busy watching all the awesome float by.

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 this surreal realm to pay attention to where I am most of the time.

PS. I think I got a little closer to that lionfish than I should have… eek!

TOP TIP: If you’re planning to dive on the Gili islands, get in touch with Manta Dive. The dive centre is awesome, with a professional team, a damn fine breakfast, and super cool accommodation.