07 July 2014

Aborted Dive on the Ledge of Turtles

Got to the beach early, eager to dive.  Geared up and got in.  It was windy and the surface current was moving right along, but I descended in 8 ft of water and worked my way to just North of the Rock Pile.  Hardly any set at all below 10 ft.  Not much light and visibility was poor. I headed up the reef at 120 degrees.

 Spotted a little Green Turtle and swam with it but got completely turned around.  Surfaced to see I was due East of the Tower.  Went back down to search for the Ledge.  

Did take a few photos:

 This Purplemouth Moray Eel only peeked out at me.  He wasn't going anywhere.
This is a Queen Angelfish.

Queen Angelfish are smaller than either the Gray or the French Angelfish. They are often curious about divers, but shy.

 Found this Rock Beauty in a stand of Staghorn Coral.

Like the Queen Angelfish, she was curious buy shy.

No luck finding the Ledge.  Uncomfortable in the darkness. Headed back to the beach and called it a day.

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