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All The Fishies

A big part of the fun of SCUBA diving is looking for fish.  Trying to spot something rare or unique, this is certainly one of Josh’s favorite things and a reason he usually has the camera.  I like the fishies but more in school form.  Here are some of the many highlights from our recent dive trip to Bonaire.

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These cool porcupine fish were everywhere and pretty wiley.

You will find so many colorful fish in Caribbean

You will find so many colorful fish in Caribbean

There guys were everywhere

There guys were everywhere

I am a huge fan of big schools like this

I am a huge fan of big schools like this

Always fun to spot a flounder

Always fun to spot a flounder

Some reefs are incredibly active with life

Some reefs are incredibly active with life

You can try to find but Josh will find you

You can try to find but Josh will find you

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Sometimes nature just blows me away

Swimming with the fish

Swimming with the fish

Local artists capture many scenes like this for tourists

Local artists capture many scenes like this for tourists

The nasty lionfish, a beautiful but invasive predator

The nasty lionfish, a beautiful but invasive predator

 

 

 

Eels of Bonaire

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If you follow this blog you will have picked up on that I am obsessed with Scotties, who wouldn’t be?! I am also a fanatic about eels, just adore the things. When we dive i could care less about anything but eels. That’s all I want to see. Bonaire did NOT disappoint. We saw more eels than I can count, many more than it was worth taking photos of but want to share some gems. We encountered –

Golden Tails

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Green Moray

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Sharptail Eel

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Garden Eels

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Josh even “hooked” one. I know that sounds horrible but he probably saved its life. On one dive we encountered a bunch of fishing line, dangerous for all aquatic life and divers. When we see it we clean it up, if possible. One reason we have knives with us (thank you Nancy for the GC for new knives). While Josh was cleaning up some line it was a bit stuck, so he gave it a tug. Well an eel came out of its hole attached to the line!! It saw Josh and pulled back, along with the line. He tried tugging again but NOPE, eels are amazing and strong. He decided to cut off what we could. He was able to remove most of the line, that eel would have been in big trouble in a hurry with that much to tangle in.

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The very best was seeing a GIANT green moray. This sucker was at least 10 ft long. I was smitten.

Looking at this guy

Looking at this guy

EEEEEELLLLL

EEEEEELLLLL

And now he sees me

And now he sees me

On our very last dive of the trip we had three different eels come out to say goodby and come back soon.

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