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Learning to Dive – by Sebastian

Second day of scuba diving. Boy was that a blast! It is the absolute most surreal experience I have ever had. I feel like an astronaut on a foreign planet. We went through our confined water dives 2, 3, 4, and 5 today. We are now ready for our open water dives. We ended our confined water dive 5 with a nice swim over and through the reef. Saw my first ever lion fish in the wild. They are so very pretty. It is rather unfortunate they are so destructive to the local ecosystem. We also saw a few rather cool fish and lots of neat parrot fish. I think seeing and learning about the parrot fish is my favorite part of the journey. Adjusting to island life was surprisingly easy, I really do miss long showers though. They said I would have a chance to see a whale shark hopefully if we can conserve enough water to not have to get some from another island. SO when deciding between swimming with whale sharks or showering; whale sharks won out by a long shot. Never the less the day ended in absolutely the best way, Fresh Coconut Pie!!! Yummy!!! The cooks here are unbelievably amazing.

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