I went to scuba dive at Netrani. Yey! Among other fishes, had a close look at a scorpion fish and stared back at a muray eel staring at us with its head out of the rocks. The scorpion fish was so well camouflaged that it took me a minute to even recognize that there was a fish out there on a maroon and brown coloured rock. And about the murray eel, my instructor would take his hands near its head and the eel would slide back inside the rock, all the while looking at us. But as soon as he would take his hands off, it would come back again to stare at us. Both of those fishes made it clear that it was there teritory! Unfortunately, the dive lasted only 40 minutes. But a memorable one. After and before the dive I was snorkeling at the clear waters near the island. We saw the parrot fish which had brilliant colors and Napoleon Wrasse among other unidentified fishes.
We went through a group called the adivaas, that wanted to introduce people to scuba diving and apart from that, some of their members are on a certificate course on diving.
I am inspired and I am going to take some swimming classes here. I do not know to swim! But the surprising part is I could swim with the fins on my legs. Probably not so surprising looking at it technically, since the fins were giving me the extra thrust to keep me afloat. But the fact that thrilled me is that I can thrash my legs and arms arround to stay afloat. I think all this preparation is for my plans to scuba at Andaman. Lets see. In all, a memorable experience and I would love to do it again.