Last Dives

I did the last couple of dives of the trip today. I fly out tomorrow at 3; this means I had to be out of the water by 3 today.

I ended up doing two dives today. When we got up, it was raining and the sea looked kind of rough, but by the time we were done with breakfast, the waves had calmed somewhat. We had decided to do Aquarius again, mainly because of the easy entry.  Nice and sandy, we could just walk in and out. Or we could just walk out if we came up in the right place, but we ended up a little off course.

It was a nice dive none the less. Maybe it’s Barbara’s influence, but I saw a bunch of flamingo tongues on this dive.

Flamingo Tongues
Flamingo Tongues

Debbie also pointed out a moray eel, but I wasn’t able to light it well.

Ralph decided to make that his last dive, so after lunch I decided to do one more on the house reef by myself. I didn’t go particularly deep, or stay out all that long, but it was a great dive. I saw a ton of stuff; a flounder, french angelfish, a couple of queen angel fish, a rock beauty that seemed to be taunting me by flitting back and forth in front of me, and a big tarpon patrolling the area right by the ladder.

I also got attacked twice by a killer damsel fish. I was trying to shoot a scorpion fish and this little damsel fish, about four inches long, kept pecking at me because I was invading its territory.

Queen Angelfish
Queen Angelfish
Tarpon right by the ladder
Tarpon right by the ladder
Flounder
Flounder
French Angelfish
French Angelfish