05 June 2011

Diving the Ledge of Turtles with Dianne, Trisha and Nic

Dianne and I picked up Nic and Trisha at 7:30 am and we headed for the beach. Our first dive was the Leddge of Turtles. We swam out to the reef and found the railing, then swam slowly on a 120 degree bearing until we came to the Ledge of Turtles. There was a large Green Turtle and a small Green Turtle on the Ledge. I went to the small one and got some pictrures, but both turtles swam off the Ledge. We looked around, then swam due East to the Shark's Rock. We explored the Rock and the surrounding rocks, then came back to the Ledge to find the small turtle swimming. I swam towards her and she turned and swam towards me. We swam together a bit and I got some nice video. Then we went back to the railing at 300 degrees, except that I swam over to the Crow's Nest and then to the railing. Nice dive.

The second dive started as did the first, swimming to the railing and then to the Ledge of Turtles. There were no turtles there when we got there, however, and we went more or less SE from there to the Eastern edge of the reef. We went South along the Ledge, then West and ran into the Fish Camp-like rocks and the medieval coral supports. They looked to be 300 degrees from Tower 20. We played around in the staghorn coral forest, then went North and ended up in front of Tower 20.

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