Got to the beach and the ocean was not as calm as yesterday, but the surf was not bad and the visibility was okay. I swam out to the reef and spotted the Rock Pile from the surface. Descended and
got some nice photos of a Bandtail Puffer.
Headed out at 120 degrees and stopped to photograph a Knobby Sea Rob. I am fascinated by the 8-arm stars that are the knobs.
Kept going, but must have drifted North with the current because I spotted the cushion rock, so I headed SW and spotted some familiar coral heads, then spotted the Ledge. Got a shot of a Striped Parrotfish in the staghorn coral North of the Ledge.
As I got to the Ledge, I spotted the Red Hind I had seen a few days ago. He was lying on the sand under the same rocks he had been under before. I got a few shots.
I spent the bulk of the dive at the Ledge hanging out with those fish. Got a nice shot of a Yellowtail Damselfish.
Increased the shutter speed and I think I got some better pictures of the Juvenile Yellowtail Damselfish. The spots appear better defined shooting at 800.
Got a nice shot of a Spanish Grunt on top of one of the two coral heads on the East end of the Ledge.
Also got a nice shot of a young Green Sea Turtle just passing through.
Like yesterday's dive, I headed back at 1000 psi and waited until about 400 psi before I headed out across the sand for the beach. Burned 100 psi more air today and the dive was 8 minutes shorter than yesterday. Still, it was a pleasant dive.