After a good scuba diving session every diver is as hungry as a horse. And not as a little seahorse, but one of those large odd-toed mammals. Scuba diving can make you pretty hungry – but it’s our canine friend we head directly for.
Yes, we also find it a bit weird, after spending 50 minutes underwater looking at fish, we come up to the surface and head straight to a place that deep fries them and serves them alongside crispy chips.
Yes, I see the parrot in parrotfish. Totally. The large, powerful beak. The striking, beautiful, bold colours. The pecking as it consumes. It even has wings… well, sorta.
The resemblance is so ditto I actually tried having a conversation with one while scuba diving in the Maldives. Although it never replied to my “Hello Pretty-Polly!” greeting underwater. Or my “So, you’re obviously not polyunsaturated, are you?”
Phew, definitely need to check the air mixture in my scuba diving cylinder after this dive.