Aaron is officially done with his 3rd semester of med school and we are on our two week staycation before 4th! Here are a few pictures from our first snorkeling trip this break :) Friday morning we met a few other couples at the med school's front gate and negotiated a taxi ride with "Mr. Brun" to and from Toucari Bay [TOO-coddy] (15 minutes north) for $7.00EC each, round trip (~$2.60US). The water was clear and the jellies were definitely present, but not plentiful or aggressive enough to keep us away! Good day!
Megan putting on her son, Owen's, goggles :)
This is a Smooth Trunk Fish
Caribbean Blue Tang (Dory's Caribbean cousin)
Owen, and his dad, Nate Russell, getting ready to dive
The Dynamic Duo
The other Dynamic Duo
Cool spikey vase sponge
Aaron's head at Toucari
Playing with the jellies
School of brown and blue Tang
That is a piece of coral/sponge that I accidentally broke off. As soon as I put it back down a bunch of fish came to check it out and eat little newly-exposed organisms that were invisible to me
Coney Fish (Part of the Grouper family)
Pretty reef life (Blue-Headed Wrasse)
A little island under the sea...
Those things that look like palm trees are called Feather Duster worms. The top "flower" is the crown of a sea worm that lives in the tube and is both a feeding apparatus and a breathing gill. If you wave your hand by it or touch it the worm reflexively withdraws into its tube