For a "native" it is perfectly fine to do the mangroves in a boat or wherever, at a more enhanced speed...we do it everday here..."I Can't Drive 55"..lol...they will become more accustomed to more visitors and respond accordingly...things happen always for a reason....I nearly drowned out there in July 2000....capsizing a boat on the OTHER side of the reef.....long and HORRID story...especially when you still have to pass over the reef (without a boatLOL) and try and stay safe..the reef is to be respected and can cause ruckus for you if it wants.... as is ALL the Ocean....they will adapt..remember... it's different for them, to!! C and sometimes it is diferent from us!!

[This message has been edited by rickcheri (edited 02-05-2002).]