Had a full days diving 8am till 4pm! First Location was the Benwood wreck which sits quite shallow in about 10 meters of water so it was well lit by the sun. The front is intact and great to see. The marine life was awesome, we saw a huge bright green moray eel and large shoals of fish covering the wreck.
The 2nd location was Festive reef, lovely coral and reef fish. lots of large brain coral and bommies. Nice easy diving to bimble around.
After a quick lunch we went to Molasses Reef for our next 2 dives. Saw some wreckage from a sailing ship sank in 1887.
Knackered - beer & food then bed.
Another full days diving back at Molasses for the morning. Awesome dive, we were greeted by a large Eagle Ray which emerged as we entered a sandy channel. It then glided off after putting on an impressive display right in front of us (see video). A little later in the dive we were joined by a turtle for a swim along the ocean bed, which was brilliant. Then came the 400 pound Grouper taking it easy sheltered under a coral ledge with his girlfriend. At the end of the dive a southern stingray demonstrated how to bury himself in the sand for us. The afternoon dives were more sedate mooching around the coral heads.
Today was the day we did the Spiegel Grove. The sea was calm except for a bit of current as we descended. It took a while for the wreck to become visible but then it came into view, it was awesomely huge. It was difficult to gauge the size as we were assured it is as big as a tower block! We were guided over the top deck at 28 meters and went through numerous swim throughs. It was a bit scary if you looked down the dark stairwells and corridors. We hovered along the side and looked down!!! the end of the boat was nowhere in site! Brilliant - must do more wreck dives.
An afternoon of rinsing and drying kit ready for flying, was a bummer but also meant relaxing in the sun.