Shipwreck Scuba Diving in Aruba
Today was all about scuba diving in Aruba. My mom, brother, and BC ventured to the beach to get extremely sunburned and I ventured out into the open water to scuba dive with octopi, eel, and so many fish.
Aruba has a few shipwrecks good for scuba diving around the island. Today, I went to two of them. The first was about 60 feet down- my camera is only supposed to go down 33ft. I didn’t chance it this time (last time I did, the LCD has a few bubbles in it due to the pressure- oops!) The first dive was absolutely amazing! So many fish and I saw a barracuda.
The second dive was only 35 feet down and I was able to bring my underwater camera. I followed this tiny fish around for a while because I thought he was cute.
But the best thing I did under the water was take video. I love it! You can really see what it is like under the water, scuba diving around a ship wreck.
Here is my first look at an octopus in the wild. It was hiding in some hollowed out steel from the shipwreck. A few minutes later we saw another in a similar place trying to break open a conch shell.
Two octopi in one day- how cool! This moray eel did not like me taking a photo of his bad side.
There were so many fish around the wreck- the second dive was a good dive and easy for a few newly certified divers in our group.
Despite the 82 degree water temperature I always have to wear a wetsuit. It gets cold down deep and my lips always turn blue. Maybe a little more movement and kicking and less stopping for photos with a school of fish would have helped keep my body temperature too.
Black sea snake- he was creepy looking and was lurking under a rock for a bit before he decided I didn’t want to hurt him.
That’s it from my fun, fabulous day in the open waters, scuba diving in Aruba.
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