Photographer's Note

I will never forget that morning of October, 1998. I was enjoying Taveuni and diving some of the best dives I've ever had, but the night before I had some health problems and unfortunately I couldn´t dive in the morning. I was in Fiji and I couldn´t dive! I saw my buddies going to the boat and the boat going to the reefs, and I envy that guys. So, the friendly hotel hostess had invited us to visit Lavena, as a compensation for the dives we miss. We went to the other side of the island of Taveuni, to the little village of Lavena, a tiny place that a few years before was just the set to the movie "Return to the blue lagoon", so you can imagine how we feel when we saw that place. We immediatly forgot the scuba diving and said thanks to the opportunity to be there, where the paradise was ours. We enjoyed the beach, just me and my wife, alone at most of the time. But, suddenly we saw some kid's faces between the bush looking us with a little bit of shame and curiosity. Since we use to have some chocolates with us for this occasions, we had the key to have new friends, first these three little kids and after some other with a few more age. Since that village is so far from everything, chocolates are not really commom, and we saw the kids soaking it in the sea water before they ate it! We spent one of the happiest mornings of our lifes, and the diving boat just gone to another diving. So, if you are going to dive in Taveuni, don´t hesitate to exchange one morning diving to enjoy the most beautiful paradise of Lavena.
This is another old slide scanned. I am happy to have made a couple of slides, and to have it well preserved in a good slide storage. Its a pity I didn´t made just slides in my life, because it results much better scans.

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Additional Photos by Jose A Hauer (zeca) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2801 W: 157 N: 4803] (19762)
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