Excellent trip, staff were friendly and interested, got to swim with a turtle which was amazing but all the snorkllng was good. Boat felt well maintained with good crew. Great trip thank you.
Crew gave an excellent safety brief that was fun to listen to but also covered all the important points. On the reef it felt like they were watching carefully and were sensible about recommendations on leaving inhalers, epipens etc easily accessible. Lovely welcome when we arrived.
Met at the office, we were a late booking but this presented no problems, usual health decs to be completed and sensible advice given. Cafe on site for coffee etc. Stinger suits given out and lovely to see advice given on how to wear them. Basic toilets, changing room available.
Walked to beach as a group to get on boat, few steps up so need to be reasonable mobile but none on our trip had any issues.
Boat was very stable and option to sit in front for an exciting ride or the 'captains lounge' at the back for a more sedate journey. I was pleased this wasn't a crazy bouncy thrill ride trip as i was concerned it might be. Sat in the back was fine in our trip for those with previous injuries. Good safety brief, clear where safety kit is, how to use lifejackets, where liferaft is, vhf radio was clearly working. There is a toilet on board but it is more for emergencies, boat toilets on this size vessel are notoriously tricky to use! Visit the toilets at the office first.
Two separate snorkle sites plus visit to the island, all amazing. Lots to see, guided trip first. Guide in water happy to help at any time. Noodles and buoyancy jackets available for those that wanted it and no issue going back to boat when you'd had enough. Made it standard that a noodle was a good idea and in reality this provided them with much better visability of people too. Basic provisions available to purchase on board, snacks and drinks but didn't seem to have an issue if you had your own. As with all boats try to limit what you take with you as space limited but amazing dry storage for a small bag. Really you just want camera, towel, medication and personally I'd consider a windbreaker for trip back. They provide everything else from reefsafe suncream to floatation to stinger suits, snorkle s, flippers etc
As with all trips I would try to buddy up with another person and keep an eye on each other, this trip was small numbers and staff were great at observation but do take some personal responsibility too. A bright swim cap might work but don't know if it would interfere with visor? Be aware most people look the same in the water in a stingersuit with mask on.
I believe crew were Lizzie and Brooke ( hope I've got that right!) great to see a competent, capable, all girl crew - we are lagging behind in equality on the water in my home country so inspiring to see that gender made no difference to the way this boat was operated.
Thank you guys for a great trip, safe and enjoyable.