|Carrying the concrete blocks|
|Manta tow to find the most suitable site|
|Laying out the transect|
|Some more heavy lifting underwater|
On Thursday morning torrential rain prevented us from starting the last transect, but we did go on a short island tour to show Jan around. In the afternoon, when the weather had improved, we set up the final transect on ‘House Reef’ just out the front of the hotel. Although it was only about 2 metres deep we used the scuba equipment as we needed to stay under water for long periods of time. Jennifer, Arjan and I set up the transects with Tommy and Jan following behind in the kayak. The kayak was a blessing as it could carry all the heavy equipment such as the camera and the rebars to the site. The shallow water and strong current made it very difficult to hammer in the rebars and we were often fighting hard to stay in the same place whilst being aware not to damage any of the surrounding coral.
|Hammering in rebar|