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January 2020 Observations

Discussion in 'Bonaire' started by darook, Jan 30, 2020.

  1. Gray Diver

    Gray Diver Angel Fish

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Minnesota, United States
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    Ok, This is the normal goldentail that I've seen everywhere. Something took a chunk of this one's face. DSCI0762.jpg
     
  2. Gray Diver

    Gray Diver Angel Fish

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Minnesota, United States
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    And I apologize, I tried to upload a pic of one of the chain morays I have but it's giving me an error message saying file is empty. I'm in the midst of making dinner and packing to leave Curacao so it may have to wait until tomorrow.
     
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  3. darook

    darook Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Twin Cities Suburb
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    The goldens are really pretty. I have some shots of a free swimming chain moray today. Not are Nat Geo quality but I will throw it up on instagram and link it here. I struggle with posting pics directly to this site.
     
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  4. darook

    darook Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Twin Cities Suburb
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    Here is a link to the chain moray pic.
     
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  5. tkaelin

    tkaelin Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: CT
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    Sorry to hear your trip is coming to an end
     
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  6. darook

    darook Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Twin Cities Suburb
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    Yeah, but it is time to get back home and play with dogs and get back to work so I can afford to come back! I have to say I think I enjoyed this trip as much as any I have done here. We ended it on the right note with the sea horses and a nice experience with a small turtle on our way back to the entry. The reef, what there is of it, between Eden Beach to Den Laman won't win any beauty contests but it is critterrific!
     
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  7. drrich2

    drrich2 Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Southwestern Kentucky
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    I haven't seen them often diving, but they are around. Years ago, I went to Bonaire with a regional dive group, Parrot Island Divers out of Nashville, and we stayed at Eden Beach Resort. At the end of their manmade sandy 'beach,' is a rocky section extending to the water, which makes a ledge. Well, on the 'beach side' of the rocky shelf, there are uneven places where waves wash over at night, and the water's variable but maybe 2 inches or so deep?

    Take a dive light and walk along that at night; some of us watched what I believe were young chain morays hunting along there, in water that barely covered them.

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  8. Gray Diver

    Gray Diver Angel Fish

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Minnesota, United States
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    Ok, after a couple of rums I have finally got this to upload. This off of Pink Beach, seen 2 more onRed Beryl. DSCI0814.jpg
     
  9. Joneill

    Joneill Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: New Jersey, USA
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    Here is a video clip of one I found in Grand Cayman:

     
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  10. Doctorfish

    Doctorfish Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Canada
    1,579
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    Joeneill, Nice video but I think I saw a hand reach out and grab the coral at about the 15 second mark. I assume you were trying to steady yourself. Looked like live coral as well.
     

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