Day 3 saw a change of shore diving location but was also a day where potentially a glimmer of hope for our future was clearly on display.
During our surface interval we watched as a child walked backwards and forwards collecting bags of rubbish, at least six times
Day 4 a day of expected disappointment... We went looking for dugongs, something that one of us really and when I say really I mean REALLY WANTED to see.
A mystical creature, that usually ends up with guides saying "you should have been here last week", well anyway everyone agreed to give it a go. So there we were on dive one scouring the grass bed and then finally giving up and spending the final part of the dive looking at the edge of the reef after what can only be described as the most interesting shore dive entry ever. Walking out to a crack in the reef and then entering between the two sides only just big enough to fall back into.... Roll on Dive 2..
Dive 2: After about 10 mins the distinctive rattle of the dive guide could be heard was it a dugong, yes wow... a quick burst of speed and there it was... An amazing experience that we will never forget and that answers the 'quiz' to why the Dive Rutland dance was being completed by Tracey.
A dugong is related to the Manatee, but with the tail of a Dolphin, and often mistaken for a Mermaid in olden times, in the way that it swims.
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