Our little paradise during confinement has provided us with lots to see and do under water. We are allowed 1 hour per day to exercise which can include swimming, snorkeling, SUPng, etc…So, we spend a lot of time at the reef exploring all of the beautiful and crazy sea life.
As I mentioned before, we get lots of black tip sharks, sting rays and porcupine puffer fish. The puffers like to hang out by the anchor chain as it rustles up food for the little scavengers. But all three come up in full force when we turn on our green light at night. I think the color intrigues them.
Occasionally we get beautiful spotted rays.
Matt and I find a very large, and healthy soft coral. It is a big surprise to find her alone amongst the sea of hard coral but she is thriving.
Lots of sea life hang out in and around the soft coral. This is also a favorite place to find nemo.
Continuing on our snorkel we find several flounders (see 2nd image on left). They can be challenging to spot when they are not moving, but this one caught my eye.
I also love the little black fish guarding his purple coral home. He is looking right at me, just daring me to come closer (lower right photo).
A giant sea cucumber can always be found within the abundant sea life.
We take the SUPs out when the seas are calm and the wind is not too crazy. It is always cool to sneak up on the sea life (like the ray).
Did you meet Air Head Sally on our last blog, we try to entertain Wayne and Deborah during lockdown.
Events from this blog post occurred during the first week of September, 2021. Our blog posts run 10-12 weeks behind our adventures.