10 March 2014

Solo Dive to the Ledge of Turtles

Swam to the reef, but couldn't see a thing from the surface.  I descended in 3 ft visibility and it took a while to find the Rock Pile, but I did.  From there I headed on a 120 degree bearing and found the three small coral heads near the Sea Plume and just WNW of the Mid-way Rock.  From there, the Ledge was just around the corner.  I just hung out at the Ledge until my tank pressure dropped below 1000 psi.  During that time, I saw a couple of French Grunt fights that I couldn't get close enough to shoot.  I did, however, get a shot of

this Spanish Hogfish,

this Redband Parrotfish

this Juvenile Stoplight Parrotfish,

this Scrawled Filefish,

this Yellowtail Damselfish

this Juvenile Yellowtail Damselfish next to a French Grunt,

this Spanish Grunt

and this Christmas Tree Worm.
Fun to hang out with the fish, but really, really cold.  Oddly, I did well on air and hit two hours before I left the Rock Pile for the beach.

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