Fab Photos Friday: A Wrap Up of Isla de la Plata, Ecuador!

A gorgeous turtle.

A gorgeous turtle.

I have spent the last two weeks as a volunteer diver in Ecuador.  The diving here can be tough, and it is not easy to get out to the sites, either.  Luxury is not available in Puerto Lopez.  But I thought the boat was as comfortable as I could have hoped for, and the hotel is nice and clean.  It has been an incredible experience, diving with the scientists of the Marine Megafauna Foundation, and with the dive company, Exploramar.  I will talk about my experiences here in a future post, but for now, enjoy the scenery!

Incredible encounter with a Manta Ray

I had so many incredible encounters with Manta Rays!

One of the most interesting urchins I've ever seen!!!

One of the most interesting urchins I’ve ever seen!!!

A juvenile King Angelfish

A juvenile King Angelfish

Gorgeous.

Gorgeous.

This beautiful manta has hitch hikers on board!

This beautiful manta has hitch hikers on board!

A guitarfish!

A guitarfish!

Holding on because the current and surge is so strong!

Holding on because the current and surge is so strong!

Strong current!

Strong current!

Sea Turtles are so awesome, dude!

Sea Turtles are so awesome, dude!

So many seastars here!

So many seastars here!

A Humphead Parrotfish and a Moorish Idol

A Humphead Parrotfish and a Moorish Idol

Stiped Porcupinefish look like ET!

Stiped Porcupinefish look like ET!

Photographing these gentle giants in order to identify them.

Photographing these gentle giants in order to identify them.

A Green Pacific Moray eel is spotted!

A Green Pacific Moray eel is spotted!

Gorgeous Hawkfish

Gorgeous Hawkfish

Snowflake Moray Eel

Snowflake Moray Eel

Blue footed boobies can be a bit scary!  Look at that beak!

Blue footed boobies can be a bit scary! Look at that beak!

Scorpionfish at Isla de la Plata.

Scorpionfish at Isla de la Plata.

I could not have asked for better people to dive with!

I could not have asked for better people to dive with!

 

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I am an avid scuba diver, underwater photographer, amateur historian; interested in all people and cultures. For me, the unexpected is usually the norm! My motto? I am an Empty Nester who likes to Renew, Revamp, and Reinvent Life! Contact me at travelswithtam@gmail.com

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  1. I’m full of admiration at your many adventures and how you embrace them! This trip had more than its share of…adventures…..
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