I got to the beach a bit before 9:00 am. I took my time getting in, but descended just past the swim buoy by 9:33 am. I had decided to head for the Staghorn Coral Forest, but I never got there.
I spotted this Queen Angelfish as I descended on the reef in from of Tower 19. I planned to drift South and run into a large area where NOVA University had grown staghorn coral some years earlier. It had been abandoned for some time, but there had been large growths of coral there as recently as last Summer.
This little Spanish Grunt is a regular at the Ledge of Turtles.
I spotted and photographed a hogfish, and watched while I was shooting as it completely changed colors.
Short dive and cold. I came up with over 500 psi of air, but I was too cold to continue.