Seriously, we saw some pretty cool things on the second day of diving, and though they’re not necessarily the best pictures, they are definitely the coolest animals!
Starting with… A ghost pipefish! (You can click to enlarge the first picture.) Can you believe this thing is real? How cool is that? (Pipefish are in the same family as seahorses, so though I haven’t been lucky enough to see a seahorse, I’ve seen a few pipefish and they’re totally cool!)
Then a school of bumphead parrotfish passed by. They are not small fish, and were all scavenging for food.
And then, a school of yellow snapper! So pretty!
And another pipefish! Couldn’t figure out what type this is, so if anyone knows, please help!
To my friend’s Liz’s delight, we then saw a mantis shrimp. I had never heard of them, and it was totally cool. The eyes moving around were so weird! (You can click to enlarge.)
And then we saw an old turtle, “the grandfather” as our divemaster called it. The picture does not do it justice, it was the size of a smart car.
And lastly, an eel!
I’m totally looking forward to diving again – hope we don’t have to wait until April for our Palau trip, and can get some dives in before then!