Gili Trawangan –
“You did not have a decent holiday unless you have upset your stomach” – Jep, it didn’t get better today… and I got my refresher course around 12. Soooo… breakfast, swallowing diarrhea tablets, and hoping my body behaves. I’m on time at 11:30 at the Trawangan Dive divebase. The good impression I had yesterday gets confirmed: Fiona is quite calm and easygoing – just like most people on the island. Tammy – who like Fiona is from Australia – is going to do the refresher course as well. After some standard scuba questions which are still quite easy to answer, we get to the pool for some exercises. Unfortunately, Tammy gets a little panicked when it comes to blowing her mask out (claustophobia-conditioned) and cancels the course. Very positive: She won’t get charged for the refresher at all. Great obligingness here.
A little later we go to the dive spot “Halik” (or “Turtle Heaven”) with some other scuba divers. You can usually do only one dive per boat trip, because these typically narrow insulan boats have no place for further tanks. A great spot for someone who has not dived for some time: This spot deserves the nickname “Turtle Heaven”. You can see lots of Anthias, Butterflyfish, Triggerfish and some Parrotfish. But also many Turtles which are half asleep on the reef looking for food and do not f