Belize Dive: 6
Site: Hol Chan Canyon
Avg/Max Depth: 52/73
Buddies: Ted, Nick, Curtis, Kristen, Cindy, Ellie
Today Rudy took us, along with the two Texans, to Hol Chan Canyon. Not too long after getting in the water, my tank slid out of my BCD again. Kristen was quick to fix me up, then Rudy came and tightened the strap. Hopefully that won’t be an issue any longer. We gave Rudy permission to hunt lionfish on the dive, so he brought down his spear. Nick held it while Rudy was fixing my tank but gave it back before I could get a proper picture.
We saw 8 eagle rays. Unfortunately I was too far away to get a picture. There was a giant school of little blue fish that sway by. I did get those:
The dead lionfish started to attract groupers. There were a few friendly ones that hung around us for the dive. While I was busy photographing one, I almost missed the turtle that I was hovering over. Good thing Kristen was there to point out things I missed. The turtle just sat there while I took pictures. Well behaved sea creatures around these parts.
Right before our safety stop, Kristen came to the rescue again and pointed out a jellyfish. Apparently I missed the jellyfish on one of the other dives even though there was a big commotion around it. I had to clean up these photos a lot to remove the debris that floats in shallow water. I’m quite happy with the outcome.
While we were doing our safety stop, Kristen decided to purge her wetsuit. A big air bubble got stuck in her ankle and she started rocketing to the surface. To her embarrassment, Rudy had to come and rescue her. Lolll.