As much as the Fijian island of Taveuni was stunning, and the people were so very friendly; the other attraction which had tugged us back was the snorkelling.
A two minutes walk from our bure, and we were in the crystal clear water, swimming along with the fish.
Each time we went back in (sometimes twice a day), the view was totally different.
Not only were the fish beautiful...
...but so was the coral:
The colours were fantastic; neon blues, yellows, stripes, spots...
Some fish swam along with us, some took no notice and got on with their normal fish-routines, and others just stayed where they were, like this blue starfish:
It was a rainbow show under water.
It wasn't until our last afternoon in the water that we saw a Black Banded Sea Krait. This snake is highly venomous, but is pretty docile and will only bite humans if provoked - I was not willing to put that theory to the test, however.
I am not a strong swimmer, but on sight of the snake I found my water-speed, and made it back to the beach in record time!