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Monday, June 11, 2012

Shark Dive Wednesday

Wednesday was day full of diving! We woke up early for our shark dive, which was about 2 miles off the coast in about 70ft of water. The dive site's name is "cara cara" which when translated means face to face. An appropriate name for a shark encounter! The current underwater there was very strong, but our focus was on the sharks! After lunch we had a classroom session and followed up with another dive. Dinner was served on Anthony's Key with a ton of festivities afterword, including the fire dance!

The Caribbean Reef Sharks "Carcharhinus perezi" circle us with watchful eyes.


Smile!

They swam within touching distance, though none of us dared to do so.

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Brief video of the shark dive

 The second dive of the day

A school of common reef squid "Sepioteuthis sepioidea".


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The sea turtles were actually quite numerous! Here is a Hawksbill sea turtle "Eretmochelys imbricata" feeding on sponges.
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The walk to the party at Anthony's Key is always very scenic!

Gonna be a bountiful feast!

The fire dance!


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See it in motion!


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The whip!!!

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