Today, was a significant birthday for me and there is no better way to celebrate then with a dive or two except having my lovely and very supportive husband with me would have topped the day off nicely.
Once we had been given a tour of the dive site and introduced to our instructors it was time to kit up. Some of the group seemed very apprehensive but had soon been reassured by their instructors and were looking forward to the experience. The caverns ran into the hillside from an open pool, for quite some way and had no clear way to the surface other than forwards or back the way we had come. Safety checks complete and 3-4 of us to one instructor, we set off with only torches lighting the way. It was similar to diving at night but without any obvious signs of life. It was very atmospheric, the lights of the other divers adding to the feeling of adventure.
With the first dive over several people opted to have a go at the zip lines instead of doing a second dive, which they enjoyed. The non divers explored the cave opening and seemed to enjoy diving down whilst the divers passed close by under them or spotting small turtles. The second dive was even better than the first with a few tighter squeezes and small passages to go through. I think everyone enjoyed the experience and it will certainly give them something to talk about when they get home
So, thats the diving phase of the trip now completed.