Well folks, the weather was gorgeous so Ollie took a group of divers and snorkelers from Salt Cay out to the Endymion wreck. They said the seas were so calm, only took them 30 min to get there. Once there, the conditions could not have been more perfect. No currents, visibility 100+. They saw three reef sharks, turtles, large groupers (don't tell the fishermen) and spectacular colors of sea fans and both hard and soft corals. (Special thanks to Simon Bateson for the turtle picture.)
There was a huge Baracuda guarding the entrance to one of the swim throughs, but the divers just starred him down and he let them pass. They stopped at my favorite un inhabited island Great Sand Cay, on the way back to Salt Cay.
They said it was just as gorgeous as ever. Next time, it's my turn to go!
Summer is upon us so that means calm seas, Dolphins and Mantas will be here soon.
Well it has been a very cool winter and our wonderful dolphins and Humpback whales gave us quite a few "spiritual moments" . The waters are starting to warm up and the tropical fish are returning.Richard noticed lots of plankton in the water and sure enough within a few days they saw a 12 ft Manta ray. I have no idea why the Manta was in these waters this early in the year. We usually don't see them till June and July.It was a wonderful treat for all the divers. For a few, it was their first time.Spring and summer months are gorgeous in Salt Cay. We would love to see you in Salt Cay. Make reservations and we will give you a 10% discount off your already discounted dive package just by mentioning you read it here.Hope to see you in Salt cay real soon. Debbie
January 14, 2010 Lionfish feast! After the Scheller Tribe finished bringing in their Underwater Safari, Divemaster Richard showed them how to clean the fish safely so they could cook them. They were delicious!
May 26, 2009 Today was a new adventure in that the divers got to go looking for Lion fish and were able to net three. Average size was 9 “. They found a really baby Lion fish too. Jodi, our Environmental Science officer recorded the find, measured and then actually dissected to see what they are eating. Found lots of baby Juvenile fish, shrimp inside them. Richard them cleaned them and we had a gourmet feast. Ok, not a feast, but a Lion fish tasting and they were quite tender. Special thanks to Jodi, Rich, our Dive master and to Joe, Smitty, Sharon and Jim diving guests down assisting us. Come on down and join us for our next “HUNT” May 27, 2009 Went out diving today and saw a 10 ft Hammerhead. He circled us several times, then went off on his merry way. Quite exciting. This is early Hammerheads, just like it was early for the Mantas. The plankton is not blooming, but the water is warming up to 80 degrees and rising. Great to get in the water again.