I did spot a White Speckled Hermit Crab holding his shell in a sea rod.
I decided that I had gotten set North and East by the mild North current, so I slowly swam SW and spotted the cushion coral, but could not remember where the knoll was in relation to it. It was West, as I eventually discovered. Spotted the little turtle I have been seeing here, but only the one and he wanted nothing to do with me.
I spotted this Spotted Scorpionfish and got the photo.
Also got a nice shot of this Sergeant Major.
I think this is a Graysby, though it lacks the usual dark spots at the base of the dorsal fin. Its tail and fins are too rounded to be a Red Hind, which is really my only other option.
I startled this Sand Diver, but got a couple of shots as it swam away.
I swam out to the Porthole rocks and then back, but just the usual reef fish were there. At 1000 psi, I left the knoll and headed back to the Big Rock, but I missed it. I had to surface to see that I was a bit North before I could go back down to search for the rock. I hung out there until I got down to 300 psi, and then headed West for the beach.
It was a little difficult getting out of the water after the first dive. Lot of cross currents and undertow near the beach. I moved slowly and did not fall. Moving slowly cut into my surface interval, but things worked out. I got back in the water at 9:25 am and swam out to the swim buoy, then dropped and made a repeat of the first dive except that I did better on air by 10 minutes. Still took a lot of pictures, but only about half of what I had been taking.
Found a Goldentail Moray Eel on the knoll. Must have been there on the first dive, too, but I did not see it.
This is a Sand Diver, but a young and really small Sand Diver.
Like the first dive, I stayed on the knoll until I was down to 1000 psi, then I swam back to the Big Rock and stayed there until I had only 300 psi left. Then I headed to the beach. This dive was 146 minutes, much better than the 131 minute dive time on my first dive.