I had trouble getting to sleep last night, so I was a little late getting going this morning. Got to the beach just before 9:00 am and got in the water by 9:20, but spent 20 minutes swimming out. I overshot the blocks and got all confused about where I was in the water. Took awhile to find the blocks.
I descended and was almost immediately spotted by a Shark Sucker who headed straight for me. I got some photos of the little fellow and apparently the strobe scared him away.
I got this shot of a Green Razorfhish shortly after leaving the blocks and almost a quickly got lost.
I got this shot of a Juvenile Cocoa Damselfish, but it wasn't anywhere I recognized. I missed the gunsight. I missed Irish Thighs. I missed the Cigar Rock.
I ended up just West of the Swept Rock and got this shot of a Flamefish.
I also found a Caribbean Spiny Lobster walking alone along the bottom a bit to the North of the Swept Rock. I seldom see them anywhere but under coral heads.
When I got to the Knoll, I spotted this Goldentail Moray Eel. I tried to coax him out for a picture, but he resisted my entreaties.
Found this Juvenile Creole Wrasse just off the Knoll on the South Eastern ledge. I followed it for a few minutes hoping to get a better shot, but had no luck.
Spotted this Juvenile Yellowhead Wrasse along the North edge of the Knoll.
Got this shot of a Black Spotted Feather Duster well into the middle of the Knoll.
Tried to work on my breathing, but the water was cold and I started shivering at about 40 minutes. The whole dive only lasted 90 some minutes and I was really glad to get out of the water. I had hoped to take a student on their first open water dives today, but I called him and told him it was just too cold. He has no particular time constraints, so he should wait for warmer weather.