After last night’s fascinating Black Water dive, I have come to the conclusion that the Siren’s Call has absolutely nothing to do with a mermaid taking me away to the Lost of City of Atlantis (darn!). While I was basking in the enjoyment of seeing one alien-like creature after another while floating in the inky darkness of the Gulf Stream, an epiphany hit me like the kamikaze flying fish throughout the dive.


A glass eel, in ten feet of water, used its ribbon-like body to set me in a trance-like state before beginning its descent. At around thirty feet a juvenile flounder took over the job and lured me into fifty feet. It was here the arrow squids took over. Flashing their brilliant red chromatophores, we slowly descended deeper and deeper. Thankfully a brisk change in water temperature snapped me out of my trance. My epiphany: the Siren’s Call has nothing to do with mermaids — it’s these fascinating creatures that do their job for them.


Frankly, had my Nitrox mix been better suited for 400 feet of water, I would have loved to follow them to the Lost City of Atlantis where mermaids and dumbo octopus would be waiting, no doubt.

With all plans halted for my visit to the City of Atlantis, I joined the rest of the divers in yet another terrific Black Water dive. The list of sea creatures encountered included all those mentioned along with mantis shrimp and their crustacean cousins, countless unidentified larvae fish, jellyfish in all shapes and sizes, octopus, and many more unknown creatures,

During our hour drift, where we travelled approximately 3 miles (without breaking a sweat), I felt like a kid in a candy store. Even after numerous years of doing these dives I still encounter new and awe-inspiring lifeforms. Perhaps one day my friend, Dumbo Octopus, might come visit me personally on one of these dives. The beauty of these Black Water dives is you never know what you will see next!

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