My flights were easy peesy and I spent half a night in the Remington Hotel on Tuesday night. They put me on the second floor above the courtyard and at like 4am, there was still music blaring. So I called down and they turned it off.
I didn’t sleep much so I grabbed some buffet breakfast and tried to go back to sleep. No dice. They were doing construction. Ugh. I feel like every single hotel I stay in lately is under construction.
So I tried to go see a movie. Black Panther. They had no diet coke. And the popcorn had a cheese flavor on it that was powdered and nasty. Ugh. I gave up and went back to my room where the jackhammers were still going. I called down to the desk and asked them when it would stop. They said around 5pm. I was able to snooze a little but then the music started playing again… around 5pm.
At 6:30, Pirot saved me by calling my room. It was time to go for our Crab Dinner! We were looking forward to this so much. It was delicious but very very messy.
When I got back to my room, the karaoke was blaring, so I asked to move rooms. Thank God they accommodated me and I slept like a rock.
Mike came and picked us up, took us to Starbucks and we had a pretty uneventful van ride to the resort.
We had a little lunch and then got in two dives!!! Woot!
There are about a dozen of us in this workshop.
I’ve been Facebook friends with this guy named Chuck for a long time but I couldn’t remember where I knew him from. It turns out that he was a guest when I worked as crew on the Kona Aggressor in 2005. He is from Denver but moved to Puerto Galera. Good for him! I’m going to see if I can find a picture of him that I took that week.
The two dives were pretty fruitful and I was super happy to find a Okenia rhinorma on my own!
1 - Doto sp. 6
2 - Eubranchus sp. 22
3 - Mexichromis multituberculata
4 - Thecacera sp. 8
5 - Okenia rhinorma
This was very special since it isn't in Jim's book yet!
6 - Flabellina bilas
7 – Tenellia sp. 66
8 - Janolus sp. 7
9 - Eubranchus mandapamensis
10 - Tenellia sp. 13
11 - Goniobranchus hintuanensis
12 - Costasiella kuroshimae
13 - Chromodoris annae
14 - Phyllidia varicosa
15 - Okenia brunneomaculata
16 - Hypselodoris krakatoa
17 - Chelidonura amoena
18 - Goniodoridella savignyi
19 - Phyllidia coelestis
20 - Hypselodoris sp. 17
21 - Ceratosoma tenue
22 - Flabellina exoptata
23 - Hypselodoris tryoni
24 - Phyllodesmium lizardense
25 - Discodoris boholiensis
26 - Phyllodesmium tuberculatum