Welcome to Grand Cayman.
My other leetle friend
Obviously the cruise ships were in. How about a ride on an authentic pirate ship . . . with an authentic Cummins diesel engine.
Trunkfish hiding from the camera.
Here's looking at you, babe. Grouper.
And still more cruise ships later in the week.
On the 'Eagle Ray'. A hastily drawn map of the dive site at Pirates Cove.
Four Eye Butterflyfish
Our home-away-from-home for the week. Thanx to Ida, not one 'sunset' the entire time.
The 'Sea Pool'. Dive staff uses it for training and calm entrance to the open water - a nice stairway to water level and a ladder to egress.
Beej peering out from the bowels of the Nicholson at the 'Sunset House' reef.
This may be a juvenile Trunkfish.
And Pirates Week begins . . . wierdo's and fireworks . . . lotsa fun.
A handful of squid gets their attention everytime.
You may notice that I got a new 'macro lens', so 'up close and personal' was a sub-theme.
'My Bar'. A very popular hang-out for the locals
Dive Shop. Great staff of divemasters.
The 'sea pool' from the other side.
Nothing special . . . just great color!
This little guy also tried to hide under a small coral head. He obviously needs to work on his camouflage technique a bit more.
Our new friend Anthony from Trinidad at the Sunset House Mermade.
The 'two fingers' represent Beej's 200th dive - our last dive at Grand Cayman.
Anthony interacting at Stingray City
Bill makes a new BFF at Stingray City.
From the hot tub into the pool . . .
Unfortunately we saw this sign way too much. Missed about half-a-dozen dives due to angry seas on our side of the island.
And the cruise ships roll in. Five on one day.
Talk about your angry seas . . . this is from the top of the sea wall - about 10 feet above the shore.
I was so engrossed with the eel and getting the 'money shot' that, until I spotted it in the photo, I completely missed the 'flamingo tounge' further up the sea fan.
A gorgeous sea anemone at Devil's Grotto.
Southern Stingray trying his best to look inconspicuous.
A herd (I guess 'school' is the correct term) of Yellow Tailed Snappers.
What happens at Margaritaville stays at Margaritaville. You Go girl.
Banded Cleaner Shrimp.
A Great Baracudda
Our new friend Anthony, from Trinidad, sharing some squid with his buddy.