There was break of 45 minutes, which as per the dive schedule was sufficient surface interval, considering the time spent during first dive and depth achieved. So, I geared up for the next dive, but this time my dive buddy was not my wife.
Group of three was formed for same dive location and we started our dive in the same way, however my wife was lucky to get time for some sleep after the dive session.
The story inside water was same and nothing improved after the first dive, the vision inside water was very poor and the same story of poor coordination continued. Due to poor visibility, it was very difficult to maintain coordination and gap between the buddies. Even the gap of 2-3 mts was difficult because of poor visibility and some times if the gap was more, it was difficult to track the dive instructor and other buddy.
The location was bit far from the previous dive but the aquarium was still the same, lacking fishes, but what was available, plenty of coral world.
But, in my dive experience, I got the opportunity to witness at least one magnificent species everytime I step into the water and so again it was my lucky day. Towards the end of my dive, I was lucky enough to spot Lionfish or Turkeyfish, and I was successful in tracking the movement of the fish, which can be seen in this short video.
Knowledge capsule about Lionfish- Feeds on fishes and crustaceans, using fins to corral them. Unafraid, often will stand their ground when approached. Sting is extremely painful, rarely fatal. It is nearly indistinguishable from other species of the same family found in Red Sea to Sumatra.
This sweet little creature was the last to be spotted during the dive and after spending 40 minutes, inside the water, the dive ended.
After getting on to the boat, I realized that my tank was not fixed to my BCD and may be during the dive it has got off and I didn’t realized at the time of dive, however I was feeling that something was dragging me up during the dive and it might be the oxygen tank which was not properly fasten to my BCD.
Soon after the end of my dive, other divers also came back and soon we realized that it was 4:00 PM and it was time to call off the long day full of multiple dives. We started our journey back to the jetty and soon we also realized that we were short of food and hunger started gripping us.
Why not…long day, two dives, morning to evening ride, lots of swimming, completely exhausted.
Riding back to Fort Agauda, we passed small islands which were now visible due to low tide.
And finally, we witnessed the signal of day end.
We started the day at sunrise and ended the day at sunset, thus completing half circle of a day in a single trip, making the trip a memorable one with lot of fun, sightings and memories.