Cayman Dive: 7
Site: In Between/Big Tunnels, Grand Cayman
Avg/Max Depth: 66/106
Buddies: Nick, Curtis
I remember this being an exciting dive for a couple reasons. First off there were three barracudas scoping out Nick as a meal while he was none the wiser. He was off swimming by himself and they slowly closed in on him. One was above him completely vertical while the other two were tailing him. I didn’t have any sort of noise maker to get Nick’s attention and as his life flashed before my eyes I scurried over to Curtis and yanked on his fin, not knowing quite what I thought he would do. He made some noise, Nick looked around and by then the barracudas had dispersed.
Near the end of our dive a sea turtle swam through the group. It looked at me then swam gracefully toward me. He was eye level with me and came within a couple feet of my face before slowly turning and continuing on his way. Of course I didn’t have my camera with at the time. Probably for the better since I would have been fiddling with it instead of fully enjoying the experience. That experience is second only to the nurse sharks in Belize.