#30daysofswimmingaswell - Day 26

3 Dive day at Cirkewwa!

NDS has got Matt diving with us at the moment and when Steve said they were going to do 3 dives at Cirkewwa my box was packed and I was on the truck raring to go!
The first dive saw us do Right Arch, a lovely little dive to make sure Matt was comfortable and properly weighted as he’s not dived for a while, not that you could tell, in preparation for the 2 wreck dives we were also going to do.

After the hour surface interval, we kitted back up and jumped in to do the P29. The wreck sits at around 30m so there’s plenty of exploring to do around the deck and also on its iconic mast.
On our return swim we saw a sting ray digging about in the sand but were still at 18m to get in to have a closer look.

After another 1.45 surface interval, where I think both Matt & I dozed off and I got a bit of “healthy colouring” we were heading back out to the Rozi. This is my favourite dive so far on the island, there’s always fish, and they just surround you looking for food, everywhere you turn is fish! The tug is great fun to explore and even the swim back is interesting, throwing in a few secret swim throughs and tunnels.
I think I could dive here every day and not get bored!

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Critter Crazy in St. Vincent & the Grenadines

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Known as the “Critter Capital of the Caribbean”, St. Vincent and the Grenadines brims with unusual and fanciful creatures. Few places in the Caribbean have such diversity in marine life; SVG offers easy diving and perfect critter hunting conditions. Read Full Article: Critter Crazy in St. Vincent & the Grenadines by Polly Philipson

Comino fun....

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This week we welcome Adam, Kate and Neil for some diving with us. Adam found NDS via trip advisor when we were at the No 1 spot….even after a spate of glowing reviews over the past week, we’re back down to No 4, even though we’ve had more and better reviews than the competition….If anyone can explain to me how that works I’d appreciate it!!


Anyway, on Tuesday Adam, Kate & Neil hopped on a Luzzu (a traditional Maltese fishing boat) with Steve and DMT Chris and headed out to dive the P31 wreck and the Santa Marija Caves at Comino.
This is a trip we’re hoping to do once a week now, its a great opportunity to do a bit of boat diving if you’ve never had a go and the surface interval at the Blue Lagoon isn’t bad either!

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#30daysofswimmingaswell

Day 19 - Sirens Bay
DIVING!

I didn’t get to swim yesterday as the waves were a bit too big, so today I managed to make up for it by going for a dive!
To me, I think its amazing that a) I’m on day 19 and I’ve only just managed to get a dive in and b) this is the first time since arriving in Malta that I’ve dived Sirens in daylight!

I loved it, many people think that Sirens can be a bit boring but due to its shallow depth it means that you can spend ages down there investigating all the nooks and crannies. We saw Fried Egg Jellyfish, which are friendly jellies as they don’t sting, several Scorpion fish, Wrasses, Gobies and many more I can’t name without a book.
But with the good comes the bad and I also got a close up view of all the litter and rubbish that people chuck in the bay. I mean how hard is it to put your beer bottle in the bin instead of in the sea???

Also nearly got landed on by a couple of kids jumping from the cliff tops! I wonder if they knew we were below…

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