Wednesday, December 31, 2008

last day of the year lets spearfish, fish ,snorkel it

As I reflect back on the calm sea I just enjoyed playing in , I truly feel privileged to have enjoyed such sweet tranquil ocean fun. A nice Amber Jack was caught making for one happy father who planned to bring dinner home for the family.

Lately I have been loaning out some of my spearfishing stuff, glad I did my crew went home with some Yellow tail dinner. I made my way along the reef to Capt Chuck's donut watch the video or last snorkel of the year video below.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

through the port hole I could see palm trees dancing

Lets go out at noon, it was amazing the sea lay down calm as could be making for a extraordinary day of snorkeling and fishing fun. We swam the reef, dumbfounded at the huge masses of fishes congregating around the healthy live coral that springs up so as to be just a few feet below. The visibility was great and lots of shrieks of amazement could be heard bellowing out of my fellow snorkelers' snorkels.

We hooked up with a great spot for fishing, everyone was catching fish it was hard for me to keep up, sometimes three at a time. One of the lines got snagged on the bottom, I decided to dive in and free it up and to my surprise there was a green moray eel on it. I pulled him loose and dragged him near the boat he was very reluctant, fighting hard. The line began hurting my hand so I yelled to the boat reel him in and a 11yr old girl battled away bringing him in for this picture, unfortunately she would not poise with him for the picture, which is completely understandable.

Monday, December 29, 2008

family from holland enjoy sea one thrill after another

We snorkeled the reef and spotted a huge Goliath grouper he was hanging out with a french angel. I enjoyed swimming right up to him, there was also lots of jacks about as well. They are great fun darting all around. We caught a nice shark it made for a great fight.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

it was summer only better ,calm clear blue sea&sky

Dolphins played, the blue sky lit up the Atlantic in a deep blue mirror. We looked down and the bottom was right there, seeming like we were in 3 feet of water not the actual 40 we were really in. The reef showed us tons of brilliant fish, in the afternoon a turtle and a ray were spotted. Fishing was its usual kick butt. Later we brought back to the dock buckets of fish, making for some happy huge tarpons bellies as we feed their massive fish mouths by hand.

Friday, December 19, 2008

all I want is a grouper abra cadabra heres three

Its nice to have the sea make everyone wishes come true. I guess its the x-mas season and to have someone say Capt Chuck I wish I could catch a grouper and then to catch three, wow. I watched him happily head at the end of the trip with his crew down the pier to dinner, with the grouper in hand it was nice. Their dinner was a handsome fish but it made me sad stuffing him into the refrigerator so I thanked him for giving up his life so people could eat him. Snorkeling was all good, I had fun with a giant Goliath grouper though he did not want any company, I guess he was busy hunting and didn't want any attention. Check out his open mouth.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

oh my gosh ,what a awsome adventure it was

Everyone showed up smiling, so eager for what the sea was going to present to our hungry appetites for adventure. First a manatee hung out, giving everyone quite a thrill. A few people were saying wow, they never seen one before. Next we swam side by side with all kinds of neat sea creatures at the reef. First some barracudas, two who stayed with me as I swam and then a large shark with lots of Ramora's clinging to him, this kind of shark is a real rare sight to see at my reef. Then my true favorite came long, my turtle bud, we swam together for 20 minutes or so, he let everyone come in real close for pics. He was a true good sport, truly the is the star of the show.

We caught a nice shark who put up a nice fight and made a lad really happy. A young gal caught a nice grouper and there were tons to fish filled the bucket. Later a gentleman wanted to do some spear fishing and I spied a nice large yellow jack in a school of fish and signaled him over this way. He made a great shoot, spearing him however the jack had incredible power, breaking the line loose. Some barracudas and I chased him down fortunately I got him first,making for an over the top ocean moments for all aboard the Delphine. We made our to port with lots of tasty bounty.

Saturday, December 6, 2008