A Travellerspoint blog

August 2013

Slot dive again

31 August 2013

sunny 89 °F

The slot is one of my favorite dives.
close up of coral

close up of coral


parrotfish

parrotfish


starfish

starfish


At the end during the safety stop Steve usually tries to find stuff under the rocks like the starfish. I just pray they don't get eaten right away!

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Boat dive

25 August 2013

sunny 86 °F

Boat dive at Phillips is never good for photos for me. People are starting to make fun that if I take my camera out there it is going to be a murky dive.
abandoned shell

abandoned shell


cowfish

cowfish


underwater flower

underwater flower

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Octopus at the Slot

21 August 2013

sunny 85 °F

Not long after the debut of my huge camera we decided to do an evening dive at the slot. For the first 20 minutes we didn't see much and that usually means pictures of coral and anemone. I liked this one of Keith trying out his new flash - I must of taken at the exact time he was taking a photo.
Keith taking photo of anemone

Keith taking photo of anemone


But then we saw the octopus - it is only the third one I have seen in 8 months and he floated along the rocks trying to escape us. He was gorgeous and he changed colors from white to brown several times. I think Keith and I gave it a seizure taking so many flash photos of it.
Octopus 10

Octopus 10


Octopus 9

Octopus 9


octopus 8

octopus 8


octopus 7

octopus 7


octopus 6

octopus 6


octopus 5

octopus 5


octopus 3

octopus 3


octopus 2

octopus 2


octopus 1

octopus 1


IMG_0890

IMG_0890

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New investment

18 August 2013

sunny

So I figured this might be my only chance in life to dive consistently and get underwater photographs. The logical thing to do was invest in a underwater cover for the canon right? It is really fun to play with and I think I am getting slightly better photos. It is still very difficult though!
turtle coming right for me

turtle coming right for me

lobster with his pals

lobster with his pals


lobster ready to fight

lobster ready to fight


cute little brown fish

cute little brown fish


angelfish

angelfish


another angelfish

another angelfish


not sure but maybe file fish

not sure but maybe file fish


the partner

the partner


ray

ray


Steve hunting lionfish

Steve hunting lionfish

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