It got cold last night and was chilly this morning. I considered not diving, but I didn't dive yesterday and decided to make at least one dive on the Clipper Jacks. Now I wish I could have done two dives. I was not cold, just sometimes I got a bit chilly, but it passed. I dropped on the algae at 15 ft and went out slowly. I got photographs of all my usual subjects, but also
got several nice shots of a Knobby Sea Rod and its 8-arm stars,
a shy Seaweed Blenny
and a Purplemouth Moray Eel
who at one point came at me like he was going to attack. I got a little concerned and stuck my strobe in his face, which slowed him down.
Just before I found the Jacks, I spotted this Bluespotted Coronetfish and got a few shots.
I got this shot of an Atlantic Spadefish just North of the Jacks.
As you can see from the photograph, this Night Sergeant was in the Jacks when I got his picture.
Same for this Midnight Parrotfish
and this Smooth Trunkfish.
I did not make my two hours. I'm not sure why. The water was warm and I was not shivering. There was a current, but it was a mild current and not one that taxed me. I just breathed too much air too quickly. I was 9 minutes shy of two hours when I surfaced.