Today we are headed out on another dive trip to one of the premier dive sites in the area. We are hopeful to see turtles and perhaps a shark! It is another beautiful sunny day. Our trip on the boat was a little longer today as Morros de Potosi dive site is a little further away than most in the area. The other day we purchased a pair of large socks in the hopes we could take some weight off of Pat’s weight belt and put inside her buoyancy compensator. This turned out great as Pat was a lot more comfortable diving today. Our first dive began shallower (around 20 feet) which made for an easier decent and from there we swam along the edge of the rocks and sand to approximately 70 feet. The visibility was not great for diving but we got some pretty good photos of turtles! We estimate we say close to 20 turtles throughout this dive. Here are some pictures:
We saw many different species of fish schools swimming around. They move so elegantly through the water it can sometimes become hypnotizing. When a larger predator comes around or the school gets spooked it’s is really cool to see how suddenly they can move.
We also came across some interesting single fish and mollusks:
Spotted puffer fish on the move.
Small fish stopped for a rest on a rock
Small scorpion fish
Conch inside his shell
Giant Moray eel (probably 4 feet long)
At the end of the dive we swam up into a small cave and came across this nice white tipped shark! A little out of focus but an awesome site to see!!