I noticed way too many bubbles coming from this scuba diver below me on my swim this morning. Fortunately the tour leader was paying attention and was able to fix the breathey thingamajig quickly and efficiently. Nicely done.
Hordes of snorkelers and dolphins invaded my swim-space again this morning. You would think that with a whole ocean to swim in, they wouldn't have to crowd me; but that's okay. I'll find someplace else to swim next time. There's plenty of ocean to go around for everyone.
I took this photo this morning for family and friends of mine living in the Midwest, where the temperature has not been above freezing for way too long. Don't worry. Your summer is only seven months away.
This morning's ocean swim was a hazardous one for Shaun.
The shark (above) came after him. Not to worry though. Shaun had the brilliant idea to take the fin off his foot and stuff it in the shark's mouth. Which was offensive enough to the shark that it turned its attention to Sandy who was escorting us in her kayak. A couple of whacks with her paddle, combined with me trying to get close for photos finally drove the poor critter away.
But that wasn't all. Shaun also managed to find a large, and dangerous, Box Jellyfish (photo at bottom of page). Its poisonous tentacles were five feet long, but thanks to Shaun's discovery, the rest of us swimmers were able to safely avoid getting stung (not that I didn't come mighty close while getting the photo for you).
All in all, we had a fun and exciting adventure swim. What a great way to welcome back Patti and Janet.
This tropical island is usually located under a high pressure system and clouds normally cannot form above 8,000 feet or so. But on days like today when the atmosphere becomes unstable and the moist tropical air rises up, up, up; spectacular clouds form around the mountain top.
While in the opposite direction, nothing can be seen but clear blue skies dominating a flat clear ocean.
The Wild Women are back! Although there does seem to be a little confusion over who is who.
And after two years and two months in South and Central America they've finally perfected their Spanish language skills - although that didn't happen until their final stop, which was Los Angeles! Whatever it takes...
Turtles seem to have an easy life, but how would you like to have algae and barnacles growing on you? This guy was so totally oblivious this morning that he would have run into me if I hadn't gotten out of the way; kind of like me when I first wake up.
I don't know what kind of fish these are (below) but they always remind me of the spades suit on playing cards.
Happy, happy, happy birthdays to Lynne, Toni and Josh.
The water was back to being clear and all kinds of critters were out and about. Spotted by members of our group this morning were: 2 sharks, manta ray, eagle ray, several eels, octopus, lots of green sea turtles, and too many fish to count. What a day.
This morning I was mobbed by swarms of Spinner Dolphins. Everywhere I looked there were dolphins, dolphins and more dolphins.
They must have been visiting this same area for a few days now, and word must have gotten around, because I was seeing snorkelers in places where I can usually count on swimming alone. But that's okay, it's a big ocean and I can find other places to swim where I won't run into people or dolphins.
I'm a guy who likes to get out into the ocean several times each week and interact with the creatures I encounter there. I often swim with dolphins, sharks, rays, and whales. Check out my photos on my website: www.TropicalLight.com