Rocking B had convinced me to join them on a dive with the Sunchaser Scuba team in the morning and I had charged up my camera the night before and was at the docks in the wee hours of the morning (07:45). We had a full crew aboard and headed out to the dive site at Cooper Island, with a short stop in Spanish Town to pick up guests. Our dive master was Sean, the only local (Belonger) dive master in the islands and we had two very nice dives, although we saw a lot more of the flora than we did the fauna. My flash wasn't triggering correctly and thus my pictures didn't turn out very well. It still beats a day at the office!
The combination of early rise, little coffee and two dives left me listless when I returned to the boat and all I managed to do for the rest of the day was to change my anchoring spot on Prickly Pear to a position around the corner and much close to Saba Rock and their free Wi-Fi connection, which I am using right now to post these blog entries. After re-anchoring and puttering about the boat I went to say “Hi” to the crew at Saba Rock and later returned to the boat for some BBQ spicy Chorizo with rice and an early sleep.

Coral branches I found these patterns in the coral interesting
(2015-02-19 11:15:22 NIKON D7000 with a "35.0 mm f/1.8" lens. [f/4.0, 1/125s] ISO 200)
Coral branches
Sergeant Major in the reef A lone Sergeant Major swimming amongst the coral branches.
(2015-02-19 11:04:57 NIKON D7000 with a "35.0 mm f/1.8" lens. [f/6.3, 1/125s] ISO 200)
Sergeant Major in the reef
Whitespotted Filefish Whitespotted Filefish
(2015-02-19 11:00:10 NIKON D7000 with a "35.0 mm f/1.8" lens. [f/4.0, 1/125s] ISO 200)
Whitespotted Filefish
School of Sergeant Majors School of Sergeant Majors
(2015-02-19 10:59:16 NIKON D7000 with a "35.0 mm f/1.8" lens. [f/5.6, 1/125s] ISO 200)
School of Sergeant Majors
Smooth trunkfish Smooth trunkfish
(2015-02-19 10:09:54 NIKON D7000 with a "35.0 mm f/1.8" lens. [f/5.0, 1/125s] ISO 200)
Smooth trunkfish
Trumpetfish hovering Trumpetfish hovering
(2015-02-19 10:03:20 NIKON D7000 with a "35.0 mm f/1.8" lens. [f/6.3, 1/125s] ISO 200)
Trumpetfish hovering
Coral growths at Cooper Island Coral growths at Cooper Island
(2015-02-19 10:03:05 NIKON D7000 with a "35.0 mm f/1.8" lens. [f/3.2, 1/125s] ISO 200)
Coral growths at Cooper Island
Blue Hamlet Blue Hamlet
(2015-02-19 10:02:24 NIKON D7000 with a "35.0 mm f/1.8" lens. [f/8.0, 1/125s] ISO 200)
Blue Hamlet
Corals Corals
(2015-02-19 09:36:18 NIKON D7000 with a "35.0 mm f/1.8" lens. [f/5.0, 1/125s] ISO 200)
Corals
Yellow Goatfish Yellow Goatfish
(2015-02-19 09:31:49 NIKON D7000 with a "35.0 mm f/1.8" lens. [f/8.0, 1/125s] ISO 200)
Yellow Goatfish
Steak and Potatoes Spicing up my dinner prior to putting it all on the BBQ.
(2015-02-18 19:06:01 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/3.8, 1/60s] ISO 200)
Steak and Potatoes
 
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