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Below are just some of my latest dives.

Latest Dives


Paradise Reef

December 7, 2017

Our last dive of the day was on Paradise Reef. I've dove this site a number of times and it usually delivers some interesting and memorable moments. Today it delievered once again.

This small eel was particularly feisty. Everytime I brought the lense close, it would snap at me. It made for some entertaining pictures before I took the hint and left.

Eel

We had descended on a bed of sea grass. As we drifted along, another diver pointed to something in the grass. A swam over to find an eel out in the open but in search of a hiding hole. I managed to capture the entire sequence of the eel reversing into its hole. Definitely one of the more memorable things I've witnessed underwater.

Eel reversing into its hole

The we came across this extremelyl well camouflaged Rockfish. I probably would have passed it by if the dive master hadn't pointed it out.

Rockfish

The remainder of the dive was filled with some great wildlife.

Pufferfish

Schooling fish

Crab feeding on the reef

That made for a great end to the dive. We ascended and made our way back to the cruise ship.

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Tormentos Reef

December 7, 2017

Back in Cozumel off of a cruise ship for some afternoon diving with the folks from Sand Dollar Sports. Our first site was a reef I'd never been to before in Cozumel called Tormentos. It was a decent reef with plenty to see along the way.

"Eyeball" Anemone

If you look closely at this shot, you'll see the head of a nurse shark tucked away under the reef. It must have been sleeping or extremely relaxed because it didn't move a muscle as we drifted by.

Nurse shark

The visibility was pretty good on the dive and gave the reef a real aquarium feel.

Reef

All in all it was a nice easy dive to start the afternoon.

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Our second dive in the St. Lawerence river was very close to shore at the Centeen Memorial Dive Park. Creation of the park started in 2015 with the assistance of the City of Brockville, as well and the students of the local schools who constructed many of the statues. The park centres on five human sculptures looking upward as a memorial to those who have lost their lives on the busy St. Lawrence seaway.

Memorial Statues

Memorial Statues

Surrounding the memorial statues the park has many more statues laid out in concentric circles for easy navigation. 

Centeen Park Dive Sive

Centeen Park Dive Sive

I found this little crawfish hanging out on one of the park benches. There wasn't a lot of wildlife in the area so it was good to find something down there.

Crawfish

Crawfish

We continued to explore the site and stopped to check out almost all of the statues.

Sturgeon

Sturgeon

Clownfish

Concrete clownfish

Boozer

Boozer

Boozer

Boozer

Couple

Couple

Mermaid

Mermaid

There was even a structure spelling out SOS (Save Our Shipwrecks). An initiative to protect the shipwrecks in the area. It provided a good opportunity to practice buoancy by doing swim-throughs of the letters. The visibilty here was better than on the Daryaw but it was ...

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Everett Toews
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