Palau might not be the easiest place to get to, but after an eleven hour flight from Singapore with a short layover in Seoul, we are back in paradise. Being paradise it is of course hot and sweaty, with occasional showers, but the sea is a balmy 30°C and the snappers are spawning in virtually no current. The first dive of the day at 6:30am was to see the snapper spawning and they put on a magnificent show. There were a few sharks around predating on the odd unwary fish, but the main action was thousands of fish over half a meter long madly rushing for the surface and mating. The sea was a fog of gametes, not necessarily the nicest thing to swim through, but it’s worth it to see one of natures greatest spectacles.
I went for a quick flight with Andy in the afternoon, and as I got up in the air and started to shoot a rain shower hit. Not too bad, but enough to cut short the flight as drones are not really waterproof, as I have discovered a number of times to my detriment.