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!
I had so many incredible encounters with Manta Rays!
One of the most interesting urchins I’ve ever seen!!!
A juvenile King Angelfish
This beautiful manta has hitch hikers on board!
Holding on because the current and surge is so strong!
Sea Turtles are so awesome, dude!
So many seastars here!
A Humphead Parrotfish and a Moorish Idol
Stiped Porcupinefish look like ET!
Photographing these gentle giants in order to identify them.
A Green Pacific Moray eel is spotted!
Snowflake Moray Eel
Blue footed boobies can be a bit scary! Look at that beak!
Scorpionfish at Isla de la Plata.
I could not have asked for better people to dive with!
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