The cable connection from the camera to the stobe was corroded, so I cleaned it out, but that meant that the cable and the housing back were wet and needed to dry. I decided to set up the Mk III and took it out instead of the Mk II. Seemed to work fine. Got some good shots.
As usual, I swam out to the rock pile and headed off on a 125 degree bearing, but I spotted a Bandtail Puffer and gave chase. Got some good shots, but I lost my bearing and missed the Ledge of Turtles. I'm not sure where I was diving, but I got some good shots.
Found a Brown Horseshoe Worm and got a nice picture.
Also found a Banded Coral Shrimp and got a nice if upside down picture.
Saw a Squirrelfish in the Staghorn Coral, as well as a French Grunt or two.
I had worn shorts on the first dive, but change to long pants for the second dive. They kept me warmer and being warmer may have gotten me to a 2 hour dive. I was breathing better, primarily because I was not shivering. I went in off the Pelican and headed SE. I went maybe 2/3 rds of the way out to the Eastern Ledge and came West towards the beach. I was hoping to find the Ledge of Turtles, but did not. I came in right on Tower 20 and shifted just a little to come out at the main entry.
Got a shot of this Sharpnose Puffer.
This Intermediate Gray Angelfish.
A Gray Snapper
An Atlantic Spadefish
and this Sheepshead Porgy.
Total dive time was 121 minutes. This was the first two hour dive since the New Year.