A little bit more than a month after Debbie we still feel the weight of the damages she made in our daily life. Whether in town, in the bush or in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, Debbie is not ready to be forgotten. After studying her trajectory, we were ready to start this new adventure, or I should say challenge, because it really was one. Our objective was to find where the coral are still well and alive. On board Liquid fever we spent a few days rediscovering the dive sites. Pleasantly surprised or not, we continued our investigations and discovered which sites were worth being showed and which ones had to be totally forgotten. We started with a couple of frustrating dives where silt, residual coral and upside-down coral bommies were all we could find. It did not take us long to find new dive spots; it was truly heart-warming. We were like kids in front of a roller coaster, we wanted more and we wanted it now, going home wasn’t an option. After having listed sites for future dives, we finally took the initiative to re-open our Daytrips for the pleasure of our staff, the tourists or local people eager to rediscover a seabed that they may be not use to or to appreciate how strong nature is with new breath taking landscapes.
It’s been more than 2 weeks since we resumed our routine and it’s a real pleasure. We were able to catch sight on our friends Turtles living in Luncheon Bay (Hook Island), or the nemos in the anemones and even the Crayfishs hidden in the rocks to which we often go and visit during our dives. Batfish, Yellowtail Fusilier, Nudibranchs of all kinds, Parrot fish, Blue Spotted Stingray, Green Sea Turtles, Honeycomb rock cod, Blue Faced Angel fish, Lionfish , Juvenile Harlequin Sweetlips… In short, everything is there and waiting for you, young diver.