Ponta was our last region, in a sense. We still had not received the permit for Issimangaliso, and were running out of days to get the boat through some really bad costal weather and down to Cape Town. We would have to leave the South African portion of the sample for later, so a false end in a way, but after what we had just come through over the past five months it was the best thing to an end we could get.
Two days, 13 dives, and home literally around the corner.
Inhambane was a sweet relief, as we had fairly calm, blue water from top to bottom, even though the two reef dives we sampled we nothing really to write home about. It was another region down, and for the first time since we had turned around there was a definite air about the boat that a milestone had been reached. We were on our way to making this an actual success, something we had thought on many instances would be out of our reach.