The problem with the strobe yesterday was the connection at the hot shoe on the camera. I had managed to disrupt that while putting the camera in the housing. I like problems I can easily solve.
I got in the water and immediately descended in 10 ft of water and swam out to the Sea Rod, which I found.
I spotted a Scrawled Filefish in the rod and got some pictures.
I also spotted 5 baby reef squid. I wasn't set up for super macro, but these were bigger babies, maybe 1/2 inch in length. I must have taken 50 pictures and only one came out. Each of the others was out of focus. At least I got one good shot.
I continued East looking for the blocks, but I did not recognize anything, so I surfaced to find I had over compensated for the South current and was way North of where I needed to be. Fixed that and found the blocks, then headed South like I did yesterday. I found several pairs of rather large Gobys just hanging over the reef and I got some pictures, but I used too much strobe and burned most of them. I did not find any of the Seminole Gobys I spotted yesterday. Maybe try this dive tomorrow, as well. Get it right. I turned at 1500 psi and headed back with the current, but I missed the blocks. Had to surface again to find out where I was. Again, I was North of my mark, but I found them when I headed South.
Went back over to the Sea Rod to look for the baby squid, but I did not find any. Too bad. Still, a nice 134 minute dive with an RMV of 0.38 ft3.
I was shivering when I got out of the water after my first dive. The Sun was out, however, and I warmed up quickly. Had a cup of coffee and read a little, then geared up and got back in. I descended just after the sand bar and made my way to the Sea Rod, then to the blocks. I did not immediately see the blocks, so I started up and the higher vantage point allowed me to spot them, so I avoided surfacing. That was nice.
I headed up the gun sight to Irish Thighs, but stopped st the Sponge to see if the little yellow crab from yesterday was still there. It was. I tried to get pictures, but it was very difficult.
I continued East to the Cigar Rock and then the Gray Mid-way Rock. Turned North there and swam to the Perpendicular Rocks, but there weren't many fish there. I spotted this Orange Spotted Filefish and got a few shots.
I went over to the Swept Rock and then to the Knoll.
I spotted a Green Turtle on the Knoll but didn't get any pictures. I kept my distance and then headed around the Knoll hoping to spot in on the return trip, which I did.
This was a 144 minute dive. Spent some time reading before I put my gear away and went to the shop. Feeling a little tired and unsteady. Nice dive, though.