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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Weekend adventures

Last Saturday a couple of us went for another snorkel adventure under the pier.  I was desperately hoping to catch a glimpse of the small shark that lives under a piece of rubble.  When my partner started squealing through his snorkel, I knew I was in luck and quickly dove down underneath him to catch a glimpse of this rather large white tipped reef shark

After catching my breath at the surface, I went down to the bottom [~40'] to try to find him again, and instead found him and a friend cruising along one of the large pilings. I followed along behind them for a minute until I realized it was probably really stupid to 'follow' two reef sharks at depth.

Curiosity got the better of me and I went down to the bottom one last time to try and find my shark friends, but instead found a 5' sea turtle slowly paddling along the pier pilings.  At that depth the light was pretty marginal, so the picture didn't turn out great.  But it's still a fantastic memory.  Though all the old trash/debris in the background certainly takes a bit away from it.

1 comment:

  1. Been swimming with the turtles before and that was great, but WHOA swimming with the sharks now that is too cool