This is the second in a three-part series. The first part is in St Elmo's Bay; the third, in St Julian's House Reef. As in the other articles, we welcome Kristaps' brother R., sister-in-law M., older nephew N., and younger nephew L.
Seeing as how the waters of St Elmo's Bay were rather choppy for beginners, we headed to Anchor Bay, which sits alongside the famous (?) Popeye Village. This is a great place to take beginners, as it features a breakwater beyond which are clear, shallow waters.
One of the goals of this dive was for everybody to master the art of immobility on the surface. Easy for adults; difficult for children!
Once achieved, we also spent a lot more time learning how to duck dive and not hold the snorkels in our mouths. For long-term divers, this is part of the duck dive; for beginners, this is usually a manual process once beginning to equalies. And of course, the equalisation itself—preemptively!