Woke up a lil late, the rest were all up getting their gear ready, I rush to do it on time, excited for the dive because this time we were gonna go into deeper waters, deeper into a different world.
We're on the boat, to the beautiful dive site, south button (look in the photos).
So the course I'd taken would give me a licence to dive upto 18m and to get it I had to complete the course. A lot of people don't know that diving isn't very easy, theres pain from sinus and other issues too, but the experience is worth it. I experienced the sinus pain to a point I had to resurface and take a decision to go back in or not !
Got to see a 80cm long, huge fish, many parrot fishes oh and an eel, the pain was totally worth it, it had subsided after I went down anyways !
-- To achieve beautiful outputs, we've got to go through some pain and compromises--
The second dive site for the day, The wall, a very interesting one! so it was basically like a cliff under water! Here we got to see a lion fish, it's a very attractive rock like looking fishes with spikes poping out of its body, its poison, poisonous enough to kill if unattended till 2 hours, atleast that's what I remember from what we discussed before the dive. When the dive was completed, we started heading back on the boat, got to see dolphins jumping in and out of the water !
-- A certified diver now, the pain was worth it --
Did not want to waste the last day on havelock islands sleeping, so I started walking around, decided to rent a bicycle. Unfortunately the only one they had was a small one, fortunately they had one !
With my camera and tripod on the back, no torch, no power bank I left.
A straight small road, with no sign of people except for when I crossed a village or two with 3-4 houses each I headed to kala pathar beach. Just like any other beach with tourists from different places the beach was not very different. I cycled further down to the. I'll ace, sat there on the side of the road with a farm in front of me and a forest with huge trees behind it, a cow grazing in the field, I don't take the camera out, just captured it in my mind, I still remember it!
Headed back in an hour, cause there was no source of light on the way back, cycled as fast as I could non stop, just to reach in time!
The journey was very picturesque though! ( check the photos !)
-- sometimes, many a times the journey is more beautiful than the destination --