Today was so awesome that I wanted to just re-wind it and have it all over again!
It was a small but enthusiastic crowd today on the boat. I had a special request for Divemaster/Instructor Brad: Show me a turtle! I haven’t seen a turtle in ages. It seems that every dive I come up and someone says “Did you see the turtle?” and I’ve missed it again. So today I said “Brad. No more goofing around. TURTLE. Show me!”
Well, the aquatic critters do so love Brad. He gets in the water and he’s like Aquaman; he starts putting out the calls and the best stuff shows up. Sure enough, what do you think we saw on dive #1? A turtle. Gorgeous and he swam around for a while letting me get some good photos. We also saw a shark for a moment, a scorpion fish, some barracuda and a plethora of other underwater life. Can you beat having a dive guide that takes requests? I think not!
Dive #2 was amazing, and I really didn’t think we could top #1. We drifted Molasses reef, and guess who showed up and drifted it with us? How about 3 beautiful spotted eagle rays? Yes indeed. They drifted along, so graceful and lovely and they stayed to our outside for much of the dive, occasionally re-appearing to show off their grace and beauty to us. We were on an incredible portion of the reef; very unspoiled and pristine. There were numerous large french angel fish, the aforementioned rays, tons of bright corals and even some lobster.
Enjoy the pictures, but above all, come out and enjoy some diving. The weather is perfect, the diving is great and the staff will even conjure up the critter of your choice. OK, that last part may not be true, but it seems to work out that way for me. Happy diving!