Although it was a Friday the 13th, the day turned out very nice indeed. We sailed to Great Dog Island and dove the “Coral Gardens” dive site. Unfortunately it was a bit boisterous so Nat decided to wait this dive out, but Rob and I had a splendid dive. I'd been there before but was a bit apprehensive about finding the sunken air plane hull, but in the end it was a piece of cake and easy to locate. After the dive the wind really picked up so we motored to Trellis Bay for a quick walk ashore and great dinner and entertainment at “The Last Resort” and the singing chef - all of us had a bit of a hangover the next day...

Nat and Rob at Coral Gardens Nat and Rob preparing to dive at Coral Gardens off Great Dog island.
(2012-01-13 18:32:47 NIKON D7000 with a "10.0-24.0 mm f/3.5-4.5" lens. [f/13.0, 1/640s] ISO 800 Focus ∞)
[18°28'46.51"N 64°27'22.54"W (facing N)]
Nat and Rob at Coral Gardens
Blue Chromis The dive site at Coral Gardens off Great Dog Island in the BVI is a pretty shallow-water dive with an artificial reef formed by an airplane wreck (purposely sunk there).
(2012-01-13 19:03:54 NIKON D7000 with a "10.0-24.0 mm f/3.5-4.5" lens. [f/3.5, 1/800s] ISO 1000 Focus 0.27m)
[18°28'45.85"N 64°27'14.08"W ]
Blue Chromis
Bluehead Wrasse The dive site at Coral Gardens off Great Dog Island in the BVI is a pretty shallow-water dive with an artificial reef formed by an airplane wreck (purposely sunk there).
(2012-01-13 19:06:09 NIKON D7000 with a "10.0-24.0 mm f/3.5-4.5" lens. [f/3.5, 1/1000s] ISO 1000 Focus 0.28m)
[18°28'45.85"N 64°27'14.08"W ]
Bluehead Wrasse
Bar Jacks The dive site at Coral Gardens off Great Dog Island in the BVI is a pretty shallow-water dive with an artificial reef formed by an airplane wreck (purposely sunk there).
(2012-01-13 19:10:00 NIKON D7000 with a "10.0-24.0 mm f/3.5-4.5" lens. [f/3.5, 1/1000s] ISO 1000 Focus 0.27m)
[18°28'45.85"N 64°27'14.08"W ]
Bar Jacks
Aft section of airplane wreck The dive site at Coral Gardens off Great Dog Island in the BVI is a pretty shallow-water dive with an artificial reef formed by an airplane wreck (purposely sunk there).
(2012-01-13 19:13:27 NIKON D7000 with a "10.0-24.0 mm f/3.5-4.5" lens. [f/3.5, 1/1000s] ISO 1000 Focus 0.32m)
[18°28'45.85"N 64°27'14.08"W ]
Aft section of airplane wreck
Coral Gardens airplane wreck The dive site at Coral Gardens off Great Dog Island in the BVI is a pretty shallow-water dive with an artificial reef formed by an airplane wreck (purposely sunk there).
(2012-01-13 19:13:41 NIKON D7000 with a "10.0-24.0 mm f/3.5-4.5" lens. [f/3.5, 1/2000s] ISO 1000 Focus 0.32m)
[18°28'45.85"N 64°27'14.08"W ]
Coral Gardens airplane wreck
Cockpit of Coral Gardens wreck The dive site at Coral Gardens off Great Dog Island in the BVI is a pretty shallow-water dive with an artificial reef formed by an airplane wreck (purposely sunk there).
(2012-01-13 19:15:06 NIKON D7000 with a "10.0-24.0 mm f/3.5-4.5" lens. [f/3.5, 1/400s] ISO 1000 Focus 0.30m)
[18°28'45.85"N 64°27'14.08"W ]
Cockpit of Coral Gardens wreck
Fuselage inside view The dive site at Coral Gardens off Great Dog Island in the BVI is a pretty shallow-water dive with an artificial reef formed by an airplane wreck (purposely sunk there).
(2012-01-13 19:15:22 NIKON D7000 with a "10.0-24.0 mm f/3.5-4.5" lens. [f/3.5, 1/200s] ISO 1000 Focus 0.35m)
[18°28'45.85"N 64°27'14.08"W ]
Fuselage inside view
Wreck denizen The dive site at Coral Gardens off Great Dog Island in the BVI is a pretty shallow-water dive with an artificial reef formed by an airplane wreck (purposely sunk there).
(2012-01-13 19:15:42 NIKON D7000 with a "10.0-24.0 mm f/3.5-4.5" lens. [f/3.5, 1/500s] ISO 1000 Focus 0.30m)
[18°28'45.85"N 64°27'14.08"W ]
Wreck denizen
Inside the airplane wreck The dive site at Coral Gardens off Great Dog Island in the BVI is a pretty shallow-water dive with an artificial reef formed by an airplane wreck (purposely sunk there).
(2012-01-13 19:16:32 NIKON D7000 with a "10.0-24.0 mm f/3.5-4.5" lens. [f/3.5, 1/500s] ISO 1000 Focus 0.30m)
[18°28'45.85"N 64°27'14.08"W ]
Inside the airplane wreck
Growth on the coral gardens wreck The dive site at Coral Gardens off Great Dog Island in the BVI is a pretty shallow-water dive with an artificial reef formed by an airplane wreck (purposely sunk there).
(2012-01-13 19:17:19 NIKON D7000 with a "10.0-24.0 mm f/3.5-4.5" lens. [f/3.5, 1/1000s] ISO 1000 Focus 0.27m)
[18°28'45.85"N 64°27'14.08"W ]
Growth on the coral gardens wreck
Cockpit and instrument panel The dive site at Coral Gardens off Great Dog Island in the BVI is a pretty shallow-water dive with an artificial reef formed by an airplane wreck (purposely sunk there).
(2012-01-13 19:17:24 NIKON D7000 with a "10.0-24.0 mm f/3.5-4.5" lens. [f/3.5, 1/800s] ISO 1000 Focus 0.27m)
[18°28'45.85"N 64°27'14.08"W ]
Cockpit and instrument panel
Rob inspecting the wreck The dive site at Coral Gardens off Great Dog Island in the BVI is a pretty shallow-water dive with an artificial reef formed by an airplane wreck (purposely sunk there).
(2012-01-13 19:17:40 NIKON D7000 with a "10.0-24.0 mm f/3.5-4.5" lens. [f/3.5, 1/640s] ISO 1000 Focus 0.28m)
[18°28'45.85"N 64°27'14.08"W ]
Rob inspecting the wreck
Rob inside coral gardens wreck The dive site at Coral Gardens off Great Dog Island in the BVI is a pretty shallow-water dive with an artificial reef formed by an airplane wreck (purposely sunk there).
(2012-01-13 19:21:52 NIKON D7000 with a "10.0-24.0 mm f/3.5-4.5" lens. [f/3.5, 1/250s] ISO 1000 Focus 0.28m)
[18°28'45.85"N 64°27'14.08"W ]
Rob inside coral gardens wreck
Great Barracuda The dive site at Coral Gardens off Great Dog Island in the BVI is a pretty shallow-water dive with an artificial reef formed by an airplane wreck (purposely sunk there).
(2012-01-13 19:22:20 NIKON D7000 with a "10.0-24.0 mm f/3.5-4.5" lens. [f/3.5, 1/1000s] ISO 1000 Focus 0.32m)
[18°28'45.85"N 64°27'14.08"W ]
Great Barracuda
Hiding amongst the coral The dive site at Coral Gardens off Great Dog Island in the BVI is a pretty shallow-water dive with an artificial reef formed by an airplane wreck (purposely sunk there).
(2012-01-13 19:32:04 NIKON D7000 with a "10.0-24.0 mm f/3.5-4.5" lens. [f/3.5, 1/1600s] ISO 1000 Focus 0.30m)
[18°28'45.85"N 64°27'14.08"W ]
Hiding amongst the coral
The turtle that got away The dive site at Coral Gardens off Great Dog Island in the BVI is a pretty shallow-water dive with an artificial reef formed by an airplane wreck (purposely sunk there).
(2012-01-13 19:42:09 NIKON D7000 with a "10.0-24.0 mm f/3.5-4.5" lens. [f/3.5, 1/1600s] ISO 1000 Focus 0.32m)
[18°28'45.85"N 64°27'14.08"W ]
The turtle that got away
Burning Man and fireballs The Burning Man and other steel items are filled with kindling and lit during Full Moon and the New Year's party at Trellis Bay
(2012-01-13 22:05:28 Canon IXUS 220HS [f/4.0, 1/30s] ISO 250)
[18°26'43"N 64°32'4.83"W (facing NE)]
Burning Man and fireballs
Presenting the Burning Man Rob and Arnd presenting Aragorn's Burning Man in the water at Trellis Bay
(2012-01-13 22:06:17 Canon IXUS 220HS [f/3.5, 1/80s] ISO 640)
[18°26'43.24"N 64°32'4.75"W (facing NE)]
Presenting the Burning Man
Catching the Breeze in the BVI Sign in Trellis Bay, BVI
(2012-01-13 22:14:23 Canon IXUS 220HS [f/2.7, 1/60s] ISO 640)
[18°26'42.69"N 64°32'4.7"W ]
Catching the Breeze in the BVI
Nat on stage at the Last Resort Nat on stage with the Singing Chef at the Last Resort in Trellis.
(2012-01-14 01:22:51 Canon IXUS 220HS [f/2.7, 1/5s] ISO 1600)
[18°26'54.26"N 64°31'57.76"W (facing NW)]
Nat on stage at the Last Resort
Nat dancing at the Last Resort Dancing at the end of the performance by the Singing Chef at the Last Resort in Trellis Bay.
(2012-01-14 02:45:15 Canon IXUS 220HS [f/2.7, 1/60s] ISO 640)
[18°26'54.26"N 64°31'57.76"W (facing NW)]
Nat dancing at the Last Resort
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