Found a Green Turtle on the knoll and got a couple of nice photos. We were able to swim with the turtle for several minutes.
Caught these two crabs in the doubler position, in which male crab carries the female crab. Mating usually lasts for 5 1/2 hours, but the crabs will maintain this position for up to 3 days after mating. The female crab stores the male’s sperm on the underside of her abdomen and will use that sperm for two or more spawnings within her three year lifespan.
Nice dive, if not the longest. Dive time was 114 minutes. My RMV was 0.38 ft3/minute.
Leo headed home and Luis and I made a second dive. This time, we started from the smaller rock and went by the knee high coral to the counter-weight and then to the knoll. Spotted the Dog Rock as we went by, but I did not get off course to check it out.
I found this very young Smooth Trunkfish and got some good pictures.
Also had a Nurse Shark swim up to me on the knoll. Surprised me, but I got this shot before it was gone.
Luis and I took a side trip to the Porthole-rocks, but the Grouper wasn't there and there were no sharks there either.
Dive Time was 132 minutes, but I still had 700 psi left in the tank. Could have been 25-30 minutes longer. RMV was 0.36 ft3/minute.