3 Dive day~!

Sorry about missing yesterday and not even a heads up for you. We spent a really casual morning with a nice breakfast while I waited to head out for a two-tank dive with our local dive club. While I was waiting, I got a ping from our island kids asking if I was interested in making a night dive with them. I’m  not really a fan of night diving [for multiple reasons] but it had been a while since I’ve made a night dive, I enjoy diving with the kids and it would be a chance to see what my lights could do at night – so I agreed to it. By then it was time to load up for my club dive. I like the shop we were going out with – it’s just that they charge a lot more than other shops and I am trying to make the most of the money I spend on dives….. but they offered a nice ‘rate’ for the club members and being a member of the board I usually try to attend those dives. As it turns out – our first dive site is my most very favorite dive site – Armageddon~! It did not disappoint~! I struggled with my lights for a little bit – but three big Caribbean Reef sharks stayed close and gave me ample opportunities to practice my photography on them. Keep in mind when you look at these pictures – I did not use my zoom lens for any of these shots….. the sharks were just coming in nice and close…. which is just another reason that is my favorite dive site~! It is a short dive because of the depth – but still worth every minute and still my favorite site. Our second dive was much shallower and much longer, but to me, a bit of a let down after my shark encounter, but it gave me lots of time to practice with my camera. Finally back at the dock and I had just enough time to run back to the house and get a quick charge on my camera, before hustling back and bailing off of the dock with the kids and doing the night dive. I thought managing the camera and lights was a challenge while diving….. trying to do it in the dark adds a whole other level of challenge and aggravation. I still enjoyed the challenge and did manage to get several good shots that I think you’ll enjoy. It may take several days to get them all up here but at least they’ll all be different underwater stuff. So – busy, busy day for the old fat boy….. it was close to 10:00 by the time I got back to the house and I was just to pooped to do much of anything other than get a drink, a shower and a bite to eat and collapse into bed…….

Went and looked at a car for my Bride today…. nice little 2007 Honda…. 2 door, which is what she wanted…. in pretty good shape. Agreed on a price and supposed to go get it titled and licensed tomorrow….another busy day… hopefully a calm easy day……

Good Night Ya’ll – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Thankx for stopping in~!

LOTS of Sargassum and dead fish…… nasty

Manifest

Drum fish

Fan Coral
Barrel Sponge
Massive fan coral

when I get the light right~!

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4 eyed Butterfly fish

 

 

 

 

File fish
Porcupine fish
Divemaster Michelle

 

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Bill

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~!!!! ;-)

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