Dove the Hooker again……

I was a tag along on a 2 tank dive today and the first dive was the Hilma Hooker. As a rule, I don’t like to dive the same place twice – but gladly made an exception for this one. Something about seeing that big old ship laying down there on her side……wow~ Her starboard side lays at exactly 100′ so I got in a little more practice on a deep dive…. Today she was host to about a dozen large Tarpon. I got a couple of pictures and one nice video (again, sorry… you’ll have to go to FB to see it) It’s hard to tell in the pictures and even more so in the video, but the one in the video was an easy 4′ long…..  very docile fish that didn’t seemed overly concerned with me shoving a camera in it’s face…… just awesome to be down there floating around with those big ole dudes……… Cut back on my picture taking an tried to focus more on quality than quantity… I hope you see the difference.

Second dive of the day was on the North East point of the island – and there was a lot of surge and silt stirred up, so picture quality suffered….. still a great dive. Shot several short videos of each dive….. can’t wait until I figure out how to get them put up here~!

Came home, cleaned up, had a couple of drinks with my Queen and headed out for dinner. Couldn’t find the place we set out for, so opted for a favorite close to the apartment. Had a very agreeable meal and came back here to regale you of my adventure for the day. I hope you enjoy the pictures.

Ik hoop dat je warm blijven

Tarpon

Hilma Hooker
Hilma Hooker
Hilma Hooker
Hilma Hooker (top at 60′ – sea floor 100′)
Hilma Hooker
Hilma Hooker propeller

Banded Butterfly Fish
Stoplight Parrotfish

Spotted Moray Eel
Spotted Moray Eel
Spotted Moray Eel
Some kind of Trunkfish
Some kind of Trunkfish  ( I think)

Fan Coral
Fan Coral
Fan Coral

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Born in Germany as an Army brat - I moved permanently to the United States about the time I was ready to start school - Dad put to me to work when I turned 13 tearing off roofs and packing shingles.. I did that, DE tasseled corn and bucked hay all the way through high school. After graduation, moved down South for a year or so trying to figure what I wanted to do. Finally came home and joined the Air Force serving almost 5 years - which included a 3 year tour in Germany, where I met my Queen. Came home and started working as a roofer. Economy went to crap and I knew I would not be able to support my growing family the way I wanted to, so I pestered the HR department at General Electric until they hired me. A very quick almost 34 years, 4 Daughters and 9 Grandkids later - here I am .... waiting as patiently as I can, to start the next chapter of our life - romping around in the Caribbean Sea checking out the various islands that we have not been to yet. Holy $hit what a ride~!!!! ;-)

2 thoughts on “Dove the Hooker again……”

  1. We’ll work on the video situation when the damn neighbors show up to visit.. just need a good plugin we’ll figure it out.

  2. Thankx hot neighbor~! Now all we have to do is get you there~ You started out, coming in March and now already out to May~! WTF ?? 😉
    Can’t wait to see you~!

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