20.04.2012 - 20.04.2012
Final day, final dive.
We went to 'the Caves of Babylon' which was our cave dive speciality for our advanced qualification. It had great swim-throughs, lots of mooray eels, nudibranches and plenty of other cool things.
Was really fun swimming through all the underwater caverns n holes, it offered a really different diving experience - not for the claustrophobic or hydrophobic though.
We spent the rest of the morning chilling on the beach /sulking that we were leaving.
Joe kindly gave each of us a Mantaray Island dive top, which was a great souvenir, although the damage Justin and him had given our livers was more than enough! (see below picture for what I mean)
Joes mum, June gave Charlie a beautiful turtle bracelet (their mutual favourite animal), which was really sweet of her.
After some emotional goodbyes, we got on the boat and said farewell to Mantaray Island - one of the best weeks of Charlie and my lives.
Thanks to everyone who made it so special. (Steven Hawkings and Mr Troll deserve a special mention!)
Back on the mainland we stayed at Smugglers cove and met up with Justin for a few beers and another emotional goodbye.
Then we were off to bed for our flight to Vanuatu in the morning.
Can't wait to get back to Manta, already saving my pennies!