The whole week has been cold. Nonetheless, Luis and I agree to meet on the beach to make a photography dive before my Open Water student arrives. This might not have been the smartest idea we've ever had. It was 69 degrees in the water and only about 67 degrees on the surface.
I found a small shell on a rock and thought I noticed it move. It did. I investigated and found a tiny hermit crab. I rolled the shell over and got a picture.
Of course, the fellow to the left is a Neon Goby.
To the right is a Christmas Tree Worm.
And this is a Freckled Seahare.
This is Katie, who got to the beach right on time for her first open water dive. I weighted her a couple of pounds heavy at 10 pounds, but she still managed to float near the surface for much of the dive. One dive was enough, however.