baros: underwater

20 December 2013

The best way to describe the sea life in the Indian ocean surrounding the island? Finding Nemo come to life.

The first time we got our snorkelling gear on and dipped our heads in the crystal clear turquoise water, it just didn't look real. The bright neon colours of the fish, the way they moved like little cartoons, the buzzing life that goes on underwater that we had never explored before - it was mesmerising.

The Dive Center at the hotel lent us complimentary snorkelling masks, pipes and flippers, and we also had the option to rent out underwater cameras, which we definitely took advantage of. The photos do little justice to the live experience, but they remind us of the wonder of it all.


















Did you spot that ominous-looking shark there? We encountered several while snorkelling, and while they are completely harmless reef sharks and pay no attention to you, we were not exactly free of nerves every time they swam by in their smooth, confident way! 

We also went scuba-diving for the first time ever. It was quite daunting at first, being given a crash course on how to survive underwater, but the instructor was great and she made it very simple for us. 

She also took some photos of us, including E being photo-bombed by a fish.









And guess what?

We found Nemo and his dad!









22 comments:

  1. Ohh wow, it looks so amazing! I think I'd be a bit nervous seeing a shark swim past, even if they're not dangerous! Yay for finding Nemo!! :D

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

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    1. it definitely took some convincing that they wouldn't harm me - i am forever traumatised by Jaws! x

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  2. Oh wowie, I totally I understand you were in a 'Finding
    Nemo' mood :P Gorgeous fish and sea landscapes
    really! Xx

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    1. exactly, the only way to describe it x

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  3. Yay, congratulations on finding nemo!
    I've yet to snorkel and I'm jelly!

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    1. aren't they so cute?! you have to try it, it's really something special x

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  4. beautiful! love that you got to take pictures underwater. and that photobomb picture is precious. definitely a keeper for memories! love that you found nemo and dad! how adorable :)

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    1. that fish is a photobombing pro it's hilarious! x

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  5. Awwww Nemo!!! These photos are awesome!!! I've been snorkeling before but am too scared to go scuba diving. Maybe one day haha!

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    1. it can look daunting but if i could do it, i honestly think anyone can x

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  6. oh my word, this looks so amazing! NEMOOOOO x

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    1. haha i know we got very excited with those two cuties x

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  7. For an underwater camera the photos are amazing! The colours of the fish are particularly stunning. I'm really enjoying holidaying through your photos :)

    B xxx

    dearbaker.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. they actually have cameras that are normal cameras with an underwater setting, but in a plastic waterproof case? i think. anyway they do work really well! x

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  8. BEAUTIFUL. I would be totally afraid to be in the water with sharks haha. But these pictures are truly incredible, get me on a plane!!! I want to scuba dive at some point of my life, it looks so fun. And that's so cute you found Nemo and his dad :] Also you're sooo prettyyyyyyy.

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    1. you really have to, i'm not exactly the most sporty or adventurous of people but it was easy enough for me to try! you're too nice Marla!! x

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  9. This looks incredible. Is this heaven?! xx

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  10. Oh wow. Just... wow.

    That's pretty much all I can say to that right now!

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