The next day we went to Macau. The Diving Association of Macau was putting us up for a night and showed us around and fed us in return for a diving performance that night. We stayed at the Grandview Hotel which was pretty swank, and also a casino, in fact Macau is Asians Las Vegas - casinos everywhere. Below is our hotel and one of Macau's many casinos.
The pool at Macau was awesome, it was built last year for the East Asian Games. It was nice and bright and the boards were good too. We arrived at the pool at 7pm, warmed up and had to get use to the boards very quick as our performance started at 8pm. In the performance I had a few compulsory dives (the easy ones) some synchro and some on my own. The majority of my dives were optionals (the hard ones) again some individual and some synchro, including some dives Sharleen and I have never done synchro.
We were lucky enough to see some of the sites of Macau, including some very old building, back from the time when Macau was under Portuguese control. We also ate out at an awesome Portuguese restaurant, which was a nice change from Chinese food.
On Tuesday the 25th we arrived in Hong Kong via ferry. We checked our bags in at Cathay Pacific and had over 10 hours of free time. So naturally we went shopping at the markets, which was great fun.
All in all, it was a pretty tough trip. The events were challenging due to the quality of competitors and the diving environment. It was great to go to Macau and spend some time there, also the diving show was great fun. It was fantastic to see some of the sights of Hong Kong as well, we all got some bargains there.