Eighty plus feet of visibility, water temperatures in the lower 80s, no current, and a swarm of marine life to enjoy throughout the day’s dives… Yeah! It’s safe to say this was a great day of diving!
The beautiful blue Gulf Stream water engulfed us throughout the dives on Middle Earth to Flower Gardens and Lopota reef. It started off with two sea turtles and this massive southern stingray with cobias swimming around us within the first five minutes of the first dive.
A cute little foot-long hawksbill sea turtle wanted in on the fun, too. If that wasn’t enough… One of the rebreather divers took part in the fun as he sneaked up right beside me as I was concentrating on taking a photograph. Needless to say, I was a little surprised. I guess I better have a word with those rebreather companies to make sure they put some kind of noise-making device like they do on the hybrid cars so they don’t go around sneaking up on people like that! 🙂
Our second dive, with conditions just as good as the first, was filled with excitement. A great hammerhead visited numerous divers who were scattered throughout the reef. What a sight!!! One of the rebreather guy’s flexed his silent approach muscles by getting in close to this shy and massive goliath grouper.
We caught a glimpse of a pretty sad sight along the way as a brain coral spanning over five feet was the latest victim in an uneducated boater’s anchoring attempt. Folks… Please do not anchor on the reef. Anytime you do you ARE causing damage to the reef. I’m sure I’m preaching to the choir here, but hey… Share this information and the photos with all your boating friends, especially the non divers who aren’t quite aware of what is at stake. (Stepping down from my soapbox now)
As I was saying… Flexing those bubble-less muscles. Need I say more? Want to give rebreather diving a shot? Give us a call and let us introduce you to an amazing new way of experiencing the ocean world. You’ll love it… We guarantee it!!