I did photograph some weird looking creature, looks kind of like a big brother to the mantis shrimp looking critter I saw on the Big Coral Knoll.
When I got to the reef, I had to hunt for the Rock Pile, but I did find it. Headed off at 120 degrees and spotted Turtle Rock at the limit of my visibility, which was no more than 10 ft. If I had been a foot or two North, I would have missed it. From there, of course, it was easy to find the Ledge and I hung out there for the whole time.
Got several pictures of Squirrelfish,
some Juvenile Porkfish
and a Brown Chromis, which I had not seen before.
I increased the shutter speed in an effort to stop the blur on the light blue to white dots on the Juvenile Yellowtail Damselfish, but, as you can see, I need to increase the speed some more.
A Spotted Moray Eel came along and was hunting on the two coral heads on the East end of the Ledge. I like this shot with the Squirrelfish looking at the eel with its mouth open.
I got some additional shots of the eel as he left the Ledge and headed North to the Staghorn Coral.
My time on the dive was 2 hours and 7 minutes, but should have been more. Tim gave be a really good fill yesterday.