I met Luis in the South Beach parking lot. We geared up and hiked across the sand to the beach. We walked in a bit North of the Life Guard Tower, but well South of the volley ball court.
We descended shortly after getting in, and we swam due East over algae. for quite a while. I was watching a school of Porkfish and then saw a small octopus fly by me. The algae eventually gave way to sand and then some shale and reef. We kept heading East. but I think we drifted North, too. Along the way I picked up a small shark sucker who spooked me when he tried to fasten onto my neck.
We found a couple of Euro Jacks by themselves on the shale reef. Then we found a few more. Then we found a small pile. Just as we came to the pile, I came face to face with a small Nurse Shark who came through a Sea Plume just as I approached. I went down and the nurse shark went over me, but I think both of us were quite startled by the encounter.
Luis and I kept swimming East and found a long stretch of Euro Jacks about 10 feet high. We swam until we were low on air, but we never did find the end of this wall of Jacks. I went up and decided we were due East of the fire house, so maybe we can find this again.
Would have been really nice to have a camera. Lots of nurse sharks. Lots of fish. Visibility was not great, but there were pictures there, and I didn't get them.