A continuing log of dives and commentary on items of interest to students at Cordova Diving.
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.