We found fish, lots of fish. Schools of Porkfish and French Grunts, with several small groups of Angelfish and Balloonfish. Unfortunately, I was continuing to have problems with my Canon 5d Mk II. It wouldn't focus. I tried changing the ISO and I tried using the movie strobe to assist the auto focus. Nothing helped. Fortunately, both Leo and Luis had their cameras and those cameras worked. They got some good shots of the dive, which I have added here. Leo posts his photos on Facebook: Leonardo Paez Underwater Photographer. Luis posts his on Picasaweb: Luis Monroy Photographs.
In particular, they got some shots of a battle between a 7 foot long Green Moray Eel and a small Balloonfish. I watched a large Green Moray Eel swim between me and Leo, while Leo was turned away photographing something or other. As you can see, my attempts at a photograph was less than successful. Unfortunately, neither Luis nor Leo saw the eel coming.
The eel ducked into a turtle hole in the reef, where he found a ballonfish.
The eel went for the Balloonfish, but the Balloonfish blew up and the eel could not swallow him.
The problem was that the Balloonfish could not swim away, either. Puffed up, the Balloonfish was too big to get out of the same hole he got in.
He was trapped and the eel was holding on.
The three of us were taking pictures and the flashing strobes coupled with the noise from our breathing apparently scared the eel, who let go of the Balloonfish. But the Balloonfish still could not get out.
I broke off a bit of the rock super structure of the reef and the Balloonfish was able to slip away. I think he lost an eye in the fight, but he swam away