- Reaction score
- Palm Beach County, Fl
- # of dives
- 100 - 199
Rented a nice looking beach house in Taveuni, Fiji with nice deck and lots of tropical fruit plants down to the beach.
Day 1 beautiful weather, enjoying the beach where you could see fish, eels and seasnakes.
Day 2 came out to cook breakfast and found the real "owner" of the house: A big tarantula looking spider bigger than my hand, hanging out in the kitchen. We were probably lucky to see him on the floor after he had already gotten off the counter. Good morning Fiji style. We sent him on vacation for a bit to see his buddies.
Day 3, I got sick like my wife knew would happen after a sickly woman in the boarding lounge suddenly stuck her face in mine to ask me something. Then it started raining. Not just rain but horizontal complete whiteout 50 feet away on the beach rain. For 6 days. The house was going to be great because there was no damn TV, radio or any of that because we would be diving and running around the island. So NOTHING to do but be sick. Until the leaks in the house started. Had to get up off the rock they called a bed and eventually, all the furniture was piled up on the corner of the house. I livened up the time by visiting another 3rd world hospital because I felt so bad from illness and dehydration. Then we went diving with an outfit whose covered aluminum speedboat caused carbon monoxide to flow back into the passenger area turning my wife into a sputtering idiot in 15 mins. Finally made it to the next part of the trip where the sailboat worked out great, but hey good times
wow. I can’t beat that.