Look out there's a turtle
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The boat does not sink before we get to
Ok I guess we can check in later no hurry. Well there is a couple of other guests in the bar having a drink - they have just been diving. The first of them starts talking - I can't believe my streak of bad luck - he claims he do not have an accent. But he does. He got a pretty pronounced Danish accent - once again I am surrounded by fellow Danes to make matters even worse there is a Danish couple staying on the island as well making the majority of the adult guest Danes.
We head of to go grab some lunch - you are always at the mercy at the place you when you go to a resort on an otherwise uninhabited island - you have to eat what they are serving. We got lucky - the food is ok. And they are not even overcharging you too much even though they could given you have to eat at the restaurant.
This island is famous for two things - or maybe just one - it is the main jump of point to Apo Reef and they got turtles coming in close to the shore to eat the sea grass.
After the rays I continue a bit down the coast and right there is an amazing reef - the visibility is really good even though it is close to the coast and in the afternoon. I start feeling really good about going to
All good comes to an end and I turn back to go back on land - but then right there at the sea grass is a big turtle. It is not one of those tiny young ones no it is a fully grown turtle. We follow it around for a while and it seems to be ok with us hanging around it. Then it stops eating and go swimming. Hey I can swim too so I follow the turtle. It swims along and then heads a few times for the surface to get air - and there it is my turtle breaking the surface to get air. And yeah it is a beauty but I got a snorkel in my mouth so I can't scream it out to the world - sorry should not talk this way about the dead - I behave now.
Well we leave the turtle alone and head for the shore.