The flight to Biak in the north of Indonesia is at an inconvenient time: Jakarta to Biak via Makassar, two flights of two hours each with a forty minute stopover leaving at 9pm and arriving about six hours later after delays. Always difficult to get any sleep on a flight like that, but an adventure is something that sucks while you are doing it, so we all arrived sleep deprived but happy to be getting on The Damai dive boat and then to get in the water.
I am diving with a group of friends that I haven’t seen in ages and they are all people that I love to spend time with so the next few days will be fun. We set up our dive gear and then our camera gear whilst steaming to a small sand island called Half Island for a check out dive in the later afternoon. Most of us napped on the way. The dive was lovely, warm water, great corals and a glass calm sea which created some magical light as the sun set.