We met at the beach at 8:30 am. The ocean was remarkably calm this morning, so we swam out on the surface and looked for the Little Knoll. I went to the intersection of the line formed by the telephone pole and the North edge of the Southern building below the tree line and a 120 degree bearing from the Tower. The Little Knoll was not there. Luis found it way South of where I thought it was, and we dropped. Hung out near the knoll for the bulk of the dive. It may seem like I dive the same sites time after time, and I suppose that I do, but I see new and different things on pretty much every dive.
I saw and managed to photograph several White Grunts "fighting," which I have not seen before. Mostly I see the French grunts going mouth-to-mouth.
Saw a number of young Blue Tangs like this one. Notice the yellowing still on its tail.
I like this shot of a Juvenile Queen Angelfish in the Staghorn Coral, but I also got some cleaner shots.
I am always amazed by these Giant Anemones.
Found a Red-tipped Fireworm just off the knoll and followed it around for a bit.
Found a Red Hind who was a little shy, but curious as well.
This was a rather large Split Crown Feather Duster.
Leo got cold early in the dive. Liz was down to 1100 psi when we turned. Not far to the beach. I could have made 2 hours today, but we started back too soon.