When you’re approaching a dive site, you will often have large schools of fish surrounding the boat. I’m not sure if they are looking for a free handout or curious about all the commotion. Either way, once you roll off the side of the boat and hit the water…you get real personal, real quick. They dart around from diver to diver checking everyone out. Once you start to drift, they seem to disappear. That’s not the case at all. These curious little guys will follow you for quite a while. If you have ever had an interest in scuba diving, I can’t encourage you enough to try it. Like I have said before, it’s as close as you will get to being an astronaut, unless of course you are an astronaut. Then I’d tell you it’s as close as you will get to experiencing life on another planet.
This photo was taken on the backside of the Molokini Crater off the coast of Maui.