The Viewing Ledge
We stopped at 24 meters depth and visibility was about the same, we were ushered behind a thin piece of rope – I felt safer already - not! Wasting no time the dive masters opened a large plastic rubbish bin containing 300+ kilos of chum (fish scraps and rotting meat mixed with blood) It did the trick because, all of a sudden the reef exploded into a frenzy of activity. Giant Groupers, Maori and Napolean Wrasse , Rainbow Runners, Giant Trevally and even an Eagle Ray swirled about eager to get in on the action…….. We didn’t have to wait long before larger shapes came into view. White tip, black tip and grey reef sharks circle first, then out of the gloom the first dim, larger silhouettes, patrolled past and coming closer with each circumnavigation - The big boys had arrived!