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On the dive boat with the divemaster and the owner's son.

We did two dives today.  It was double the price of what I paid in Aceh over a week ago. 

I guess in Aitutaki, the outfit run by resident Kiwis has to make a living coping with high petrol prices and other costs ...  eg. petrol price is horrendous!   In Aceh, there is a reliance on visiting dive masters who are travelling the world and are still in awe with the diving there at Pulau Weh ... presumably they work for little money as they’re like on holiday.  And then there are also cheap Indonesian locals to help carry/refill the tanks, clean the equipment and drive the boats etc. 

It may be a bit unfair to base my conclusion on these two dives ... I’ve seen better diving up in Malaysia and Indonesia in terms of marine life.  Also, things here are a bit “easygoing”  for the money you pay ... but this is typical of the Pacific Islands (eg. food, accommodation). 

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On the dive boat with the divemast…
On the dive boat with the divemas…
On the dive boat.
On the dive boat.
Back on dry land.
Back on dry land.
Back on dry land.
Back on dry land.
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