Saturday, October 10 - Snorkeling Ahihi Bay (Waiala Cove)
Waiala Cove from entry point
Our morning started early with a stop at the Scuba Shack to rent snorkel gear. A silicone mask, a semi-dry snorkel, and fins were just $6 a day. Worth the investment to have a good mask and snorkel. Then it was off to the bay for some fun. Almost immediately upon putting my face in the water the fish were everywhere. We were in shallow water at first, with the rocks within an arm's length so we had to be careful as we negotiated out to deeper water. As we moved along the perimeter of the reef the brightly colored fish were dancing among the coral heads. I was overjoyed with the experience. After an hour or so, I knew I needed a waterproof camera. So it was time to take a break for lunch and shopping. Picked up a Fujifilm Finepix Z33WP. After charging the battery we were off to the bay for a few pictures. It was a bit overcast and the water not as clear as it had been this morning but it served the purpose of testing the camera. The sun was lower in the sky and not directly shining on the Waiala Cove. Although the water was not as clear it served the purpose of learning how to use my new camera. We learned not to use the flash as it really eats the battery, and reflects off bubbles and floating particles in the water. Well just a few of the first pictures from my new toy.