After arriving at the pick up point, we stood in line waiting for transportation to the boat to take us out to the reef. Others ahead of us rode nice touring buses. We waited another 15 fifteen minutes and were loaded onto an old school bus without windows. The ride across the island was super windy and super cold.
We boarded the boat (which we expected to be a powered catamaran), but was just a large pontoon boat. The others ahead of us rode on the powered catamaran. The air was cool and the boat's pilot wore a hooded-jacket and gloves as he took us to the reef. The water was cool but soon became comfortable as we moved around some. Amazing reef with plenty of fish to see. This was tons of fun! Getting back on the boat - super COLD!!! Once we dried off and changed into dry clothes, we were fine.
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