We meet at Tower 17 and take our time gearing up. The surf is not inviting. We get in easily enough, however, even with cameras, and swim out towards the blocks. the water is extremely choppy, so before we even get to the swim buoy, we decide to descend. Unfortunately, visibility over the sand is terrible and I am lost most of the way out. Twenty minutes into the dive, I recognize the Green Mountainous Coral just SW of the Perpendicular Rocks, and finally know where I am. We head for the Perpendicular Rocks and then to the Knoll.
I get this shot of a Spotted Goatfish just before spotting the Green Mountainous Coral.
I first spotted this eel in the Perpendicular Rocks as we located the Knoll. He had been tucked into the rocks, however and I couldn't get a good shot. On the way back to the beach, we went by the Perpendicular Rocks again and he was out. I think he is a Goldentail Moray Eel, but I am used to seeing Goldentails with much finer spots. Humann and DeLoach show a picture of a Goldentail from Dominica, however, that looks very much like this little fellow.
Luis and I made it back to the beach and managed to walk up the soft sand without falling on our cameras. The dive was a full two hours and while the water is getting cooler, it is not miserable yet.