February 28, 2007
A great day diving… Went to some of the great spots in Secas, but found a new spot (exploration is definitely one of my favorite activities)… Never seen by another diver before, In about 200 feet of water, this pinnacle rises to within 40 feet of the surface. We first dropped down and I looked into a little valley and a small white tip reef shark was startled by me. During the dive, we stumbled upon at least 4 of the white tip reef sharks.
Okay… then I see all of these barberfish (NO they are not butterflys). These fish are cleaners for larger fish… With this many of them, I’m only thinking that we were in for a surprise. Unfortunately, we didn’t see alot of the really big fish that I was expecting, but I bet this site will always be full of surprises.
Is that a happy moray or what? wouldn’t move an inch during it’s cleaning. Those little juvenile rainbow wrasses were really busy, and he really seemed to enjoy it. He was at least 5 feet long. That’s a pretty moray…
And this would be the odd couple… A green moray with a fine spotted moray… I heard him saying something about “once you go speckled, you never go back?”
And, this one stumps me, Is he eating that umbrella tube worm or wearing it???
It was a great dive until the boat sucked in a bunch of water into the fuel tank. Hopefully the boat will be repaired Saturday…
February 23, 2007
A nice snorkeling trip to Playa Grandeâ€¦
The new boat performed wellâ€¦ Snorkelers in the waterâ€¦
The tail end of a small group of Jacks doing a â€œfly byâ€â€¦
All days on the water are greatâ€¦ depending on the weatherâ€¦
February 21, 2007
Well, sheâ€™s finally ready to go divingâ€¦ So am I! How about you???
Sheâ€™s lookin mighty festiveâ€¦
Lotâ€™s of yellowâ€¦
I have a snorkel trip tomorrowâ€¦
February 11, 2007
Had my open water diving class out for their first open water class in the ocean todayâ€¦
This is my classroom for the beginning open water divingâ€¦ itâ€™s a bit rural, but noone complainsâ€¦ This is the google earth link to my classroom
One of the bizillion beaches along the way
Every one of those bumps is on my list of places to check out for diving.
If I were to buy a deserted island, I couldnâ€™t think of a better islandâ€¦ this weekâ€¦.
and finally, you can barely see the little boat anchored up and in the coconutâ€™s are little blue tentsâ€¦ hmmm camping??? why not!
After the many months of building the boat, I took a break to teach and get back in touch with the reasons that Iâ€™m here.
And, again I realize this is actually what I do for a livingâ€¦.
They pay me for this???
Hurryâ€¦ someone pinch meâ€¦ I must be dreamingâ€¦
Itâ€™s getting really close to finished. Just have some last minute details and then need to weld up a new 100 gallon fuel tank and sew a new bimini topâ€¦
a dive ladder and oooohhh a shiny new engineâ€¦
Cleats and anchorsâ€¦ oh myâ€¦
And for the ladiesâ€¦ the smallest head on the planetâ€¦
Getting close to ready to goâ€¦