Friday, July 2, 2010
Went diving today with a student who works in my lab - Daniel - he needed to collect some black corals for his work, and I need to wrack up dives, so it worked out well! He took me to a place called China Walls, renowned for an "interesting" entrance and exit. Basically a jump off a platform and then having to climb back up a wall to get out. The conditions were great today, so no problem at all, and was probably the best dive i've had so far. We saw TONS of fish, LOTS of coral and quite a few turtles! Two turtles were even at a "cleaning station" - where they float in the water and let reef fish pick off any goodies growing on their shells and skin. Was fantastic. And Daniel got a bunch of corals, so mission more than accomplished. A good way to start the weekend!