The two rocks seen in the background is the location for the next dive, this day’s first dive. I’m on one of many boats that service the many tourists that come here to experience the amazing marine diversity around the countless islands, reefs and islets here.

I am not here to dive, though! This boat does indeed cater to divers, but I’m here for the total solar eclipse and it’s just 3 days away! In the meantime my fellow eclipse chasers enjoy the many dives and dive sites, some of which are not accessed normally, as this ship is on a quest to find the and secure the location with the longest possible totality and clear skies!

Here is a snapshot of a typical dive prep moment! People trying to get ready without getting in each other’s way.

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