Wow! With sights like this I don’t think I have the right words to describe it. Needless to say, it was another beautiful day of diving in Palm Beach. Our dives sites included the Governor’s River Walk wrecks and Midreef. We had 1-3ft seas, 40-50ft. of visibility, a light north current and 80 degree water temperature.
As we explored the coral-covered wrecks, we were treated to an unusual sight… A semicircle angelfish — one of a handful of Pacific species of angelfish that live on the reefs of Palm Beach. It knows its special, too, because getting close enough for a photograph is a test of a person’s patience. I must have hovered in the same spot for a good 15-20 minutes just waiting to catch a quick glimpse of it.
For our second dive we headed north to Midreef. Upon our descent, a large bull shark was cruising on top of the reef. Undeterred by me swimming a couple of feet above it, I cruised for a few seconds with it when I noticed it was trailing a long, thick fishing line. Clipping off my camera, I reached for my cutters and got as close as possible to the shark. As I attempted to cut the thick fishing line, I knew it was going to take a little tug on the line to cut through it. I can honestly say I had a small inkling of concern before I did it. It was the equivalent of pulling a loose tooth off a 300lbs. linebacker football player. Last thing I wanted to do was upset this linebacker of a shark. Thankfully, with a quick little tug of the line, the cutter cut through the line and the shark sped away.
The rest of our dive was not as eventful (thankfully!) but still filled with wonderful encounters with sea turtles, eels, and a plethora of fish life. Gotta love diving in Palm Beach! Call us and experience the fun.