This was from our 2005 trip to Hawaii with Steve and Salina. The monk seal was very friendly and was quite playful. What a truly humbling experience to watch them zip around the water with almost no effort while we are lucky to fight off a strong current.
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We took Steven Watterson out to the Landing Craft 8 miles off Longboat Key to initiate him into the world of scuba diving. He did well, just sucking down a lot of air as all newbies do. Nice water, decent vis, and two tank made all around good day. Hopefully the last dive off that boat! TONS of barracuda hovered above us.
Check out the recent videos section of the website to see three clips from these dives.
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Stephen and I went to the M1 Barge off Sarasota today to relax underwater. I got too many blurry pictures, but I'm better with a real camera than a point/shoot. It's kinda hard to tell if you got a good picture while you are underwater, but also hard to go back and take another, so I'm posting some blurry ones because you can still get the point.
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Carey and I went out on Jim's boat with him and his girlfriend, Lisa. She isn't certified yet and planned to snorkel around the boat while we were diving. Turns out, she's not too fond of the barracudas so we shot one when we were done diving just for her.
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Steve and I took my brother-in-law Rob out for his first scuba dive in a few years. We had two fairly nice dives. The visibility wasn't great, but not horrible either.
We saw tons of things — plenty of jewfish, starfish, small grouper and snapper, trigger fish, flounder, ornamental reef fish, and even a ginormous sea turtle on the surface.
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