Crystal-clear dives

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We toyed with the idea of doing more whale-swims.  But no one could take us; they're all full.  It's probably better that way as our companions told us our experience yesterday was unbeatable compared to the other days they've had out.

We did two dives instead.  The water was absolutely crystal clear.  Oh, in diving terminology around 60m visibility.  But the marine life wasn't there.  I saw a white-tip reef shark, sea snake, some lionfish.  There were some interesting swim-throughs.  We also dived close to a wall that disappeared freakily into the abyss.

In short, while visibility was amazing, there wasn't much to see in terms of marine life.  But there was still plenty to see in terms of the underwater seascape and very enjoyable.  

We spent a short part of the evening at Tonga Bob's cantina where there were performances by fakaleitis (lady boys).  I couldn't help noticing how some of them had amazing rippling shoulder muscles, as they dancing around in their bareback dresses.

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