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Published: March 14th 2011
No headache this morning. Thank goodness. That would have sucked. But to be safe I still took an Excedrin & had a second one on standby. I do not have time for headaches right now. : ))
Another delicious breakfast. I can't get over how perfect the fruit is in the Caribbean. Nothing like it. We talked about our dive plan for the morning & discussed all the things I hope to see. It's a fun game to try wish for what you may see out in the ocean. I enjoy it.
This mornings dive is at "The Hospital." When I asked why it was called that (as I ask why every dive site has its name, I just like to know) Will said, because we're going to tie a line to you, the nurse, & make you pull us all through the dive. Ha ha! I said it sounds about right, the nurse doing all the work. 😉 Apparently they've often seen Nurse Sharks here, thus its name. I saw the biggest Rockfish I've ever seen here. He had to be 2.5 feet long & he was glowing blue/green/yellow. Super cool. Mike filmed here too. It'll be fun
to see the footage for sure. It was another amazing dive. The reef is just spectacular. I literally cannot stop talking about it when we are out of the water. If I could talk underwater I'd talk about it down there too. The lobsters here are huge. They get so big because they aren't harvested. It is incredible.
Back at the hotel we showered, of course, love hot water. Lunch was maybe one of my favs so far. Spaghetti with homemade meatballs. The meatballs were to die for. After lunch we were quite full probably because we ate too much but we still managed to pull it together & dive. It's been fun sharing meals with our DM's & the owners. I feel like we are getting to know them & it's like hanging out with friends. They are very entertaining which helps. Two young guys from Britain. Their accents & slang alone are enough to entertain.
It is still just us here, the same group as last night but I was able to be there this time! We laughed a lot. I coined a new term for house reef dives: Dorkel. Because I didn't think it should
be considered a dive if we were really only at about 15 feet. It's like snorkeling with a dive tank. A dorkel. It was a very entertaining lunch with a lot of laughs & stories. Threeks & forks, goofandreddys, dive stories, etc.
Our afternoon dive was at Lion's Paw. We saw our first Blue Parrotfish which is now my new favorite fish. They have the funniest faces. It looks like they are smiling all the time with huge buck teeth. We also saw a Giant Hermit Crab. That's his name & he is giant.
Back home we had a nice hot shower. What a treat! I've actually been showering after every dive. It's just too good to have hot water. And just rested until dinner. Dinner was fun & delicious. Fresh caught tuna with lots of veggies & garlic. Yum. It was also a very fun dinner. The company is great & we are just enjoying it to the fullest. It's difficult not to. Every evening is a beautiful sunset, followed by good conversation, great dinners, & a review of all the fun sea life we saw that day using The Reef Book as reference. We were going
to leave tomorrow but now plan to stay at least one more day.
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