Gorgeous Ocean near Cape Manzamo
Matt gearing up for a dive
Me about to jump in - my first dive not using a full wetsuit
Giant Lion Fish we saw
Check out this video clip of us off-roading to get to another dive spot - we were literally driving through ditches, mud pits and small rivers to get there!
The parking situation at yet another dive spot
The "trail" - How anyone ever found this is beyond me!
A popular dive spot - The Toilet Bowl - gets its name from its relatively round shape and the ledge that surrounds it. This location is rated 5/5 difficulty on the dive scale, because it can have some strong currents and waves in bad conditions. However, it was super calm this day - just like jumping into a pool
Matt did some cliff-jumping since there were plenty of places to jump in from:
We did some swimming afterward - this is what part of The Toilet Bowl looks like underwater
Black and Green Sea Urchin
A neat cave we swam in
Looking out from inside
Another dive trip to the Kerama Islands - our gear in the back of the dive boat
This time, we got to dive Tokashiki Island
Water shot - I can't help taking photos of this every time... like pool water;)
Me about to jump in off the side of the dive boat (with the help of Captain Bruce)
Our first Sea Turtle on the dive - I was SO excited to see this guy! He was larger than one we've seen on a previous dive!
Check out this video clip of us swimming with the Sea Turtle - he was super chill and didn't care we were there:
Some gorgeous red coral
I love the way the sun rays are shining down through the water in this photo
Matt found some sort of shell thing??
Another cool photo - it feels like we're in an aquarium
I don't think I've ever seen so many fish on a dive as we did on this one!
Tail end of one of the Sea Snakes we saw
Some large coral ball we found on the ocean floor - as you can tell by Matt's expression, we have no clue what it is;)
Me and our friend Amanda on our way down to 70 feet
Shipwreck - not at all as scary as I expected!
Matt and our friend Nick checking it out
Inside part of the wreck
Inside looking out the cabin
Nice macro shot of a Sea Anemone with Clown Fish that Matt took
Matt and Nick swam through a lot of cool crevices on this dive
Check out this video clip Matt took while swimming through some neat coral crevices:
To reach "Dive Master" status, you need 100 logged hours of diving. I'm up to 11 hours 16 minutes... and counting!