Thursday, February 28, 2008

Under the Boat

The last 10 or 15 minutes of most dives in Bonaire are spent under the boat. The slower pace often yields some interesting discoveries, spending time focusing on small critter interaction. This usually shallow part of the dive also serves as a "safety stop" to allow the body to off gas nitrogen.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Morey the Moray

Lots of technical issues with this shot, still getting the kinks out of the new underwater Canon G9 set-up. The attraction here is that seeing a free swimming Green Moray is extremely rare!
These guys tend to hide in the reef with only their heads visible, they respirate through the mouth showing their menacing needle sharp teeth. It was indeed a thrill to happen upon this guy swimming out in the open. Not the sharpest of underwater images, but a moment worth sharing!(click on the image for a closer look!)

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Beach Blanket

The American Airlines connection from Bonaire to New York involves some rather lengthy layover time in San juan. How better to spend 12 hours in Puerto Rico than in a bed, on a beach just steps from the bar? Something here about getting lemons and making lemonade....

Monday, February 25, 2008

Dive Buddy

An essential component of safe diving is the "buddy system". The "buddy" does not have to be beautiful...but in my case it sure is a bonus!

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Octopus Garden

Boss Barracuda

All attitude, these guys like to pass by slowly and "give you the eye". Bonaire memories...(Best seen in large version)
.....Home safe and sound and working on photos!

Friday, February 22, 2008

Time Flies

Time to reverse this process and head on back to the ranch! Caught this shot of our dive buddies, Anthony and Lorna, as they arrived from Oregon two weeks ago.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Bonaire Skyline

Our view to the North of Bonaire, the entire hilly section is part of the Washington Slaggbai Park.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Monday, February 18, 2008

The Wild Side

Click on the image for a larger view of Bonaire's windward side...

Sunday, February 17, 2008

February Retreat

Bel Mar, our home away from home in Bonaire. Not much for the weatherman to do here......

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Spent Air

The diving could not be more convenient here at Bel Mar, grab a tank and step off the dock. Bonaire's reef is just a few fin strokes away....

Friday, February 15, 2008

The Pool

Our "pool" in Bonaire is always open. Bel Mar Apts. have two piers, one dedicated for diving only, the other for sunning and swimming. Either way the view easy on the eyes!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Light Show

Bonaire Sunset...not much time for photo processing down here, perhaps playing too hard is the reason! It is difficult to see true color on the laptop so this shot is a crap shoot....Another glorious sunset over the Caribbean!

Friday, February 08, 2008

Bonaire Awaits

Escape from Winter Part Two.....Meeting dive friends in Bonaire, the best place to spend much of February!

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Grand Cayman Approach

After the the undeveloped landscape of Little Cayman, Grand Cayman offers a contrast seen in dramatic fashion from the air.

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Friday, February 01, 2008

Sun Sizzle

Great seat for the best show in town....Little Cayman's sizziling sunset.