Despite the rather rolly conditions I'll stay here another day and try out the dive camera with flash while scuba diving. I headed back to the same location and spent 70 minutes underwater, mostly between 10-20 feet, photographing and practicing using the camera. While the water was once again a bit cloudy due to the swell, a couple of the pictures did turn out but when I got back to the boat I realized that I was a bit cold and might opt for purchasing a wet suit after all for future long dives.
Although it took a while to get it up and running, the first trial run of Bauer Junior II compressor was successful and I quickly filled my 2/3 empty tank back up over 3000psi and am ready for the next session.

Parrotfish on the reef A Parrotfish at the rocks in Grand Case
(2012-02-03 10:40:47 NIKON D7000 with a "35.0 mm f/1.8" lens. [f/16.0, 1/80s] ISO 160 Focus 0.79m)
[18°7'2.95"N 63°3'23.56"W ]
Parrotfish on the reef
Inshore lizardfish An inshore lizardfish is usually quite well disguised and hard to see, but here the colors have been brought out a bit by Photoshop
(2012-02-03 10:47:25 NIKON D7000 with a "35.0 mm f/1.8" lens. [f/16.0, 1/30s] ISO 160 Focus 0.71m)
[18°7'2.95"N 63°3'23.56"W ]
Inshore lizardfish
Grunts hiding behind a rockwall A school of Grunts hiding in the shade along a rock wall at Grand Case.
(2012-02-03 10:49:16 NIKON D7000 with a "35.0 mm f/1.8" lens. [f/16.0, 1/20s] ISO 160 Focus 0.79m)
[18°7'2.95"N 63°3'23.56"W ]
Grunts hiding behind a rockwall
Sharknose goby A miniscule sharknose Goby in a coral.
(2012-02-03 10:51:47 NIKON D7000 with a "35.0 mm f/1.8" lens. [f/16.0, 1/8s] ISO 160 Focus 0.35m)
[18°7'2.95"N 63°3'23.56"W ]
Sharknose goby
Gray Angelfish This one was elusive, whenever I wanted a front-shot it would turn away, coming back once the camera was pointed elsewhere.
(2012-02-03 10:53:10 NIKON D7000 with a "35.0 mm f/1.8" lens. [f/16.0, 1/15s] ISO 160 Focus 1.00m)
[18°7'2.95"N 63°3'23.56"W ]
Gray Angelfish
Hiding moray eel This small moray just didn't want to come out to play regardless how long I waited.
(2012-02-03 10:54:09 NIKON D7000 with a "35.0 mm f/1.8" lens. [f/16.0, 1/25s] ISO 160 Focus 0.45m)
[18°7'2.95"N 63°3'23.56"W ]
Hiding moray eel
Soldierfish (?) While I'm not quite sure, the overall form looks like a soldierfish.
(2012-02-03 10:59:42 NIKON D7000 with a "35.0 mm f/1.8" lens. [f/16.0, 1/25s] ISO 160 Focus 0.63m)
[18°7'2.95"N 63°3'23.56"W ]
Soldierfish (?)
Trumpetfish A Trumpetfish in the shade.
(2012-02-03 11:14:51 NIKON D7000 with a "35.0 mm f/1.8" lens. [f/16.0, 1/60s] ISO 160 Focus 0.89m)
[18°7'2.95"N 63°3'23.56"W ]
Trumpetfish
Grunt alone A grunt, possible a bluestriped grunt, alone among the rocks.
(2012-02-03 11:25:17 NIKON D7000 with a "35.0 mm f/1.8" lens. [f/16.0, 1/60s] ISO 160 Focus 0.60m)
[18°7'2.95"N 63°3'23.56"W ]
Grunt alone
Some sort of crustacean, hiding This one really didn't want to come out. I emptied my BCD and waited 10 minutes on the bottom waiting but whatever was in there just didn't want to come out to get photographed.
(2012-02-03 11:40:16 NIKON D7000 with a "35.0 mm f/1.8" lens. [f/16.0, 1/60s] ISO 160 Focus 0.50m)
[18°7'2.95"N 63°3'23.56"W ]
Some sort of crustacean, hiding
Rusting salt mill An old salt mill rusting away beside the main road of Grand Case, St. Martin.
(2012-02-03 15:18:23 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/3.5, 1/400s] ISO 100 Focus 1.50m)
[18°6'14"N 63°3'15.03"W (facing SW)]
Rusting salt mill
Nice Boat Nice boat in the background seen from the main (and only) street of Grand Case, St. Martin.
(2012-02-03 15:19:26 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/4.8, 1/160s] ISO 100 Focus 15.00m)
[18°6'15.86"N 63°3'13.66"W (facing NW)]
Nice Boat
Grand Case Calmos Cafe The bright colors of the Calmos Cafe in Grand Case, St. Martin.
(2012-02-03 15:20:11 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/11.0, 1/50s] ISO 100 Focus 15.00m)
[18°6'13.97"N 63°3'15.36"W (facing W)]
Grand Case Calmos Cafe
Grand Case beach The beachfront at the dinghy dock of Grand Case, St. Martin.
(2012-02-03 15:48:46 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/11.0, 1/100s] ISO 100 Focus 15.00m)
[18°6'12.21"N 63°3'21.17"W (facing E)]
Grand Case beach
First trial of Bauer compressor This was taken during the first trial run of filling a tank using the Bauer compressor in the forward captain's cabin of Zanshin.
(2012-02-03 17:22:46 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/3.5, 1/60s] ISO 800 Focus 1.33m)
First trial of Bauer compressor
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