Mike Bryant's Dive Trips, Photo Galleries

Lizardfish.

Lizardfish

Spotted Scorpionfish.

Nurse Shark, friendly and

small.

Trumpetfish.

Dog Snapper.

Red Hind.

Red Hind.

Dusky Squirrelfish

Horse-Eye Jacks.

Southern Stingray, note

sand camouflage.

Southern Stingray.

Spotted Drum, adult.

Spotted Drum, juvenile.

Barred Hamlet.

Honeycomb Cowfish.

Smooth Trunkfish, adult.

Smooth Trunkfish,

juveniles. aka "Dicefish".

Smooth Trunkfish,

juvenile.

Longsnout Seahorse.

Longsnout Seahorse.

Longsnout Seahorse

(color is variable).

Longsnout Seahorse

Longsnout Seahorse

(color is variable).

Caribbean Anenome.

Magnificent Urchin.

Lettuce Leaf Sea Slug.

Lettuce Leaf Sea Slug.

Yellowline Arrow Crabs.

Pederson  Shrimp.

Banded Coral Shrimp.

Banded Coral Shrimp.

Tarpon, hunting at night.

Spanish Lobster.

Caribbean Spiny Lobster.

White Speckled Hermit

Crab.

Red Reef Hermit Crab.

Redeye Sponge Crab

(holds "umbrella" of

sponge as camouflage).

Cryptic Teardrop Crab

(size of a quarter, covers

itself with small red

sponges as camouflage).

Ocellate Swimming Crab.

Red Night Shrimp.

Red Night Shrimp.

Red Night Shrimp.

Whitespotted Filefish.

Whitespotted Filefish,

intermediate color.

Whitespotted Filefish,

orange phase.

Gray Angelfish.

Gray Angelfish.

French Angelfish.

French Angelfish.

French Angelfish.

French Angelfish.

Queen Angelfish.

Queen Angelfish.

Yellowhead Jawfish (lives

in a burrow that it drops

into when alarmed).

Yellowhead Jawfish.

YellowheadJawfish.

Secretary Blenny. Tiny,

maybe an inch long, head

the size of a match.

Ocellated Frogfish

Longlure Frogfish

Longlure Frogfish

Longlure Frogfish

Longlure Frogfish

"yawning"

Longlure Frogfish

St Kitts, Saba. Caribbean, August 2010.

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It's been thirteen years since we were last in these two islands, part of the Leeward

Island chain in the Northeastern Caribbean.  Like last time, we were on a live aboard

dive boat, the Caribbean Explorer 2 the newer upgrade of our original Caribbean

Explorer from years back (www.EXPLORERVENTURES.com). The water was

unusually warm which made delightful diving but turgid visibility, all the photos

were shot  using a small close up lens, any kind of wide angle scenic shots would have

just murked out with all the particulates in the water.  The diving had changed--but

was still good, night dives especially had a variety of shrimp, crabs and critters. Most

of the changes looked to be nature at work, rather than man made. Hurricanes are

frequent visitors to this area and they will alter the underwater scenery very rapidly

and dramatically around small islands (like Saba) where there is almost no

sheltering lee side when storms hit. We were lucky, our weather was just great, but

we got out two days before Hurricane Earl arrived.

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