We made it out diving at Solitary rock and Caleta. Solitary rock was a great dive! We saw 5 spotted eagle rays in total. The first two pairs were 80 – 100 feet from us so the pictures did not turn out, the last eagle ray was swimming too fast.
These small fan corals above were shimmering in the current. The visibility was not great but it makes you slow down and look for the smaller critters.
We saw this cute guy hiding underneath a rock ledge.
Here is a bright yellow one.
Our next dive was at Calenta. A small bay not too far from where we are staying. Just as we were about to start our dive we say small rays jumping out of the water. About halfway through the dive we saw around 15 rays swimming around in the sand and trying to hide. I took a video of them but unfortunately the internet is not stable enough to get the video transferred to my website for everyone to see.
Here is a Stonefish waiting to ambush his prey. We have to be careful around these guys as they are quite poisonous. You have to look closely to see him. He is brownish in color and leaning with his left fin on the sand. This one is about 3 – 4 inches long.
Here is a picture of one of the rays we say swimming around.
Here is a second picture of one of the rays we saw.
Later that evening we went to this location halfway up the hillside to watch the sunset and saw this guy busy having his own snacks in the palm tree.
Here is the sunset from a different vantage point – truly spectacular!!
Here is the bounty from our first treasure hunt with the underwater metal detector. The two coins on the right are 1 peso, to the right is 5 peso and on the left is 10 pesos. The one below that is unknown at this point and the U shaped object looks to be an earring. We are experimenting with two substances to remove the corrosion. We brought a mixture of icing sugar and baking soda for the ants but are trying that mixed with water to see if the baking soda will remove the corrosion. The second substance we are trying is Coca-Cola. After a day of soaking the the liquid the Coca-Cola has done a better job but the coins still have a bunch of corrosion on them.