Seems like I didn't get any sleep last night - it was so hot that I just laid in a puddle of sweat. By nine it was even hotter and I gave up. I walked with Amy down to her dive class and arranged to go on an afternoon dive. Spent the rest of the morning reading, writing in my journal, and checking email.
The dive was pretty good. I was a little disappointed with the aquatic life and the visibility was 15 meters (25 feet - about half what I was expecting). We drove in the back of a pickup about twenty minutes north towards the Blue Hole. In reality it was an excellent dive, it's just that I had very high expectations. The dive started on the reef about fifteen meters inland from the edge. We dropped into a hole in the reef and swam through a large tunnel in the reef to the edge. The coral variety and density at the mouth of the tunnel was incredible - like an aquarium that has packed every possible specimen into a small area. Unfortunately the rest of the dive was along a steep sandy slope with scattered coral heads. Two of the other divers (there were four of us) were obviously not that experienced and they went through their air very quickly. My dive partner and I stayed down and returned to the tunnel while the others swam back in shallow water. The highlight besides the tunnel and and the coral at the beginning was a brightly colored eel.
Back at the dive shop I met up with Amy (who enjoyed her first day of class) and arranged to go out on another dive tomorrow morning. Spent the rest of the afternoon reading on the beach. In the evening Amy and I went shopping but the prices are so inflated here that we didn't buy anything. Had a beer at Nesima (the usual happy hour place) then went to the Italian restaurant.