Little Corn Island Travel Blog› entry 14 of 16 › view all entries
November 13th, 2008 – by: lrecht
Another leisurely breakfast at Casa Iguana including the tasty fruit salad with coconut after playing with Bushman and some of the other dogs on Pablo’s Beach and Cindy was off for her final dive at Yellowtail which is an awesome dive site. Afterward, she had to take her final test which is really long and you have to pass with a 70 or better which she did, barely…
The kid with the thumbs up in the picture is the local coconut bread seller who as you can tell is very cool and stylish. He wanders around the island every morning selling the coconut bread that presumably his mom makes. The two kids on the bike were having a blast which just goes to show that you don’t need a super expensive mountain bike to have fun as a kid.
I went out for another dive at Stanley’s with Yuri as the Dive Master and some guy from Philadelphia who hyperventilated so much that the dive was only about 40 minutes which was kind of disappointing. Yuri even commented about how quickly he burned through his air and how uncomfortable he seemed underwater. Oh well, at least I get a night dive tonight.
We had a spicy seafood soup at Delphine’s right above Dolphin Dive for lunch and a few beers to celebrate Cindy being a certified PADI diver before heading back to the bungalow to study my section on night diving and taking a power nap.
The night dive with Carl and Yuri was really cool with sharks, turtles, rays, lobsters and zillions of pink and purple, iridescent shrimp. It is really strange and a little disorienting to dive at night with just the light of an underwater flashlight to point out the reefs and wildlife but really cool too. Carl had suggested that he test my underwater mental compass and that occasionally he would give me a sign telling me to point him in the right direction of the boat. I got this about 180 degrees off every single time proving that I should never night dive alone :-D
I got back to Casa Iguana in time for a late dinner with Lobster fritters and wine and once again, it was Party Night with a large group of tourists and locals playing drinking games until late in the night.
The highlight of the games was probably the relays where teams of 5 or 6 people lined up on opposite ends of the table. Each person had a plastic cup filled with beer that first they would guzzle, then they would place just barely hanging over the edge of the table in an attempt to flick the now empty cup on its lip landing on the table. As soon as they correctly flip it over, the next person in line starts guzzling. Years of practice in college on my part had our team kicking Nicaraguan butt and easily winning several rounds. Good times…
Tomorrow is unfortunately our last day on the island and I for one will be sad to head back to reality…
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