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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Ups and downs in Punta Gruesa!

Ok I'm not going to lie this week has been full of ups and downs, high points and low points; a complete rollercoster of a week. So it started off with party night the one where everyone can drink and chill out and relax. Then our day off where most people still felt a little worse for wear but still got a taxi to town at 9am!

Then there was a long period of no diving due to windy and rainy weather. Note; if you are planning on doing this expedition, pack waterproof, warm and long sleeved clothes. You'll be surprised but you need them!

There have been insect bites left, right and centre but life goes on, we have a good moan and get on with it. I have probably been hit the worst by the insects as the bites blow up like balloons on me, so much so that it has been phrased "my bite is K8ed" and "how bad is it on a scale of K to K8".

Anyway, the great thing is there is so much to do, to see, to learn and to experience even if you're not diving if you just make the effort. At the end of the day, after five or ten weeks or six months, the low points aren't going to be remembered because too much good stuff happens. Amazing friends are made and when the weather cheers up and you get to dive - when you're in that crisp, blue water and can see for miles - everything is forgotten and everyone's mood is just lifted. It's serene, it's peaceful and it is paradise once more.