Belize Dive: 5
Site: Dos Cocos
Avg/Max Depth: 57/90
Buddies: Nick, Curtis, Kristen
The seas were rather rough today. We loaded into a big boat with 12 other people and braved the waves. I’m usually fine on rough water until we come to a stop, then the rocking gets to my belly. I masked up, donned flippers, and threw myself overboard before any seasickness could set in. I prefer putting on my gear off the boat anyway. It’s a lot less awkward.
We split into three groups. The four of us, as well as another couple, dove with Rudy. We did cross paths a few times, and each time this happens I’m reminded that I should pay better attention to what our Divemaster is wearing, because at a distance under the water, everyone looks the same.
Once about 20 feet under, the dizziness went away, but the surge was still strong. Everything is constantly in motion, so it’s hard to get photos. I did see this eel swimming next to me. It disappeared in the rocks and then my eyes were open wide trying to find where it went. It popped it’s head out a few feet in front of me. I really wanted to panic, but I figured since there was nowhere else to go at the time but forward, I should take some video. It gets kind of bouncy because I was swimming through a narrow space and my tank hit the rocks on the other side, and I was a bit jumpy at the time anyway, so…
There wasn’t too much to see on this dive, but at the end there were some lionfish to be had. Nick even speared one!
Eventually the sharks came to play. They were moving too fast to get good photos, so I turned on the video instead.
View all of my photos from Dos Cocos below.
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