Magical Munda

Munda has a lot to offer: a beautiful, well-protected bay with good holding in sand, a sleepy little town with friendly locals, a small resort with great-value lunchtime meals, a few shops with decent provisioning, a good weekly market offering local produce, … But the number one attraction is of course scuba diving! There are WW2 wrecks, stunning reefs, shark sites, eagle ray sites, caves, … you name it, it’s here and all within easy reach. Belinda from Dive Munda runs a great operation and after Tyrii had qualified, she took us on two more ‘just for fun’ dives. It was great for Tyrii to put his newly acquired skills into practice without more teaching or skill testing.

Our first dive was a wreck dive close to Noro: a Japanese WW2 transport ship that was heavily bombed by the Americans. It was lying sidewise and close to the surface at one end. Seathan and Aeneas snorkelled while Tyrii and I dived with Belinda. We explored the wreck and I was amazed with the corals and fish surrounding it. Beautiful. And of course buddying with Tyrii was a priceless experience. He’s great in the water and so confident. I didn’t have to worry about him at all, in fact he was trying to tell me what to do!

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The day after we went on a superbe reef dive. Belinda took us to her favourite secret spot and it was one of the best dives ever! It is also where Canon recently shot all their footage for an upcoming commercial promoting underwater photography. I can’t wait to see the final result as it was a really awesome site with a healthy pristine reef dropping off to several hundred metres. Lush hard and soft corals, gigantic sea fans and colourful coral gardens mean you could spend hours under the water to admire it all. And of course this all came with plenty of pelagic action. Our photos really don’t do it justice, it was so stunning ❤️

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