Poor Knight's Island
James and I thought we were 'it' with our PADI logbooks from Colombia, Panama and Fiji until we realised we were onboard with a marine biologist, a woman who practically runs diving in the UK and a professional underwater photographer and diver explorer! It did put us in our place but also gave us hope that the dive was going to be good if all the big wigs were coming here. We got concerned when we saw all the pros with dry suits and we had to wear thick wetsuits with a very attractive hat, the water was a lot colder than we were used to but the gear kept us warm, for most of the dive! The crossing was another barrier that we had to face when the captain warned us it was going to be a rough crossing james said 'oh it's fine I have taken seasickness tablets'-famous last words, within 15 minutes of being on the open water James was hurling into a bucket! The poor knights are in the top 10 diving spots and when you get used to the initial cold water the diving is spectacular. We went through kelp forests small caves, saw the most amazing coral and small buggy/slug things that the marine biologist explained to us but I have now forgotten, they were really pretty though. We saw some huge fish, scorpion fish and a stingray swam right beneath us. On the second dive we even spotted a turtle and this is very rare in these waters, our divemaster was so excited and we were asked to come on more dives I think we bought them luck. As always diving pushes us to the limits of our budget and means we can't eat for the next few days but it is worth every penny! We declined offers of staying for a few drinks in the bar and headed back towards a campsite where we had stayed a few nights previously and then drove onto Val and Johns the next day.