Monday, May 15, 2006

Hawaii - Thursday, May 11th, 2006 (Part 2)

After the barge, we headed back to Fantasy Reef. It was even more beautiful than the first time we dove.


Our first cool sighting was of a very cranky moray eel.


We saw octopus and squid, and more fish, but the best sight was still to come. Ric came up over a coral reef, looked down, and found he was less than 10 feet from a shark! It was a white tipped reef shark, maybe 5 feet long. It started to swim away as soon as it saw Ric, but we all were close enough to get a good look.

How cool is that?! We actually got to see a shark in the open water of the Pacific. Unbelievable.

And here we are making our safety stops. At our depth of 15 feet, we could look down and see the bottom of the reef. Visibility was easily 50+ feet!