It was a straight forward application and procedure and we had no problems obtaining the permission to lay a mooring in Fijian waters.
The scale gave the final evidence that the boat will go nowhere!
Bobby lowering the mooring block at the marina.
Charles, our always happy friend from Dive Centre , Suva , has been a H U G E help in making this all happen.
Lowering the block for the tug to lift.
...and then we were on our way to the beautiful Dreketi estuary, home of Naciriyawa and soon a mooring place for our yacht as well.
Claude checked the spot months before and although it is not a perfect spot, due to the strong tidal current, we could not go closer to land as it is too shallow.
Whether it is a yacht or a tugboat, I was soo happy to be on the water once again.
Claude and I tying the surface buoys to demarcate the position of our mooring.
..hoisting it again....
the final drop......
I anticipated a huge splash..or something....but the mooring just slid slowly under the water....
The water was clear and the mooring was visible at 6 meters.
The diver doing a final check.....
and after all the planning it has all happened and soon this will be our view - hopefully for as often as possible
a big VINAKA (thank you) to Bobby and Tony from SUBSURFACE FIJI and
Charles and his team from DIVE CENTRE
for making this all happen for us.