Green Turtle swimming along the bottom of the reef at "Tunnels" where the water was the coldest . . . I came down from 25 ft above to capture this one and then got back up to warmer water.
The Green Turtle decides to pick up the pace and stretches out to accelerate upward . . .
This was one of 3 or 4 giant Southern Stingrays lying in the sand just off the reef. The wing span was at least 5 to 6 feet and those with a full tail were 3 to 4 times their wing span in length.
This Green Turtle was swimming along the top of the reef where the coral is more colorful . . .
This school of Porkfish or "Porgys" was the largest that I've ever seen . . . hundreds or thousands in this school . . too large to count!
My friend Conny swam along with this young Hawksbill Turtle for a few minutes. The turtle seemed stunned by the cold (like us!) and was in no hurry to escape our company.
One diver was wearing only a "shorty" with no hood in this 64F water! He was by far the toughest diver in the water!
My friend Conny was really "stylin" in the water this morning.
This Green Turtle was the first thing I saw when we dropped onto the reef . . . beautiful as Greens tend to be . . . .