The new hotel was quite OK, although the bed was hard as a heap of bricks :( For all its problems, I really liked the bed in the other one.
Diving was quite good for the rest of the week. We didn't get any dolpins or other big guys though, although we went on a boat trip to a place that was supposed to have dolphins very regularly...
We had some challenging dive sites though. At one, we just parked in the middle of nowhere on the coast, and then once in the water, had to dive down a narrow canyon/tunnel towards the open sea. With the current, that was quite interesting. Fortunately, there was a rope to hold on to. I had the camera with me on the first dive, and as it floats under water, it was constantly bouncing off my head when I didn't have a free hand to control it. The batteries were dying anyway, so I didn't take it on the second dive. Of course, we encountered a friendly turtle and a very large baracuda on that one. Thank you Murphy.
The other tricky one was the hotel house reef. You have to walk out over the reef-top, which is pretty much dead apart from a covering of algae, to the edge of the drop into deep water. Usually, the top doesn't have more than a couple of inches of water on top of it, so the waves break over the edge of it. So you walk to the edge, jump into the breakers, put on your fins, and descend. Getting out is more fun though... you swim up to the edge, grab a rock (ideally one that doesn't have a sea urchin hiding in it), take off your fins, and then somehow crawl out of the water without getting washed away by the waves, or losing half of your stuff. To level up, we did that at night too. I was very grateful for wearing a full-length suit ;)
I did manage to snap a couple of decent pics, if you haven't seen them on facebook yet, here they are :)