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Feb 15, 2015 09:52 |  #1

These are some of the sights from this years trip. I arrived with a very serious cough & missed the first 5 days but still got in 6 days of diving with Tres Pelicanos. Currents were very gentle this trip but water clarity was rather poor relative to previous trips & because most of the Yucatan decided to change time zones on Feb 1 early morning light was poorer than usual at depth. The port was closed one day for wind & for whatever reason huge amounts of seaweed are washing ashore / covering sections of the channel.

All photos shot with a Canon g9 in the Canon housing & 2 old Sea & Sea strobes, shot in RAW & precessed in Adobe Camera RAW. I use ISO 200 this trip to reduce the noise a bit but found that the slower shutter speed added some blur. Most shots needed 1/30 to 1/60 for usable exposures.


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Feb 15, 2015 14:50 |  #2

Those turned out pretty well for that slow of a shutter. It is funny that your turtle has two French Angels with it like mine did. I think they clean the turtles and probably get some food that the turtles kick up. You saw more eagle rays than I did. I saw one and did not have my camera with me when I did.

The seaweed is Sargassum that is blown in by the persistent westerly component to the wind they have been enduring this winter. It was very thick on shore when I was there too.

I am wondering how that time change is going to work out. It seems as though it was more for the cruise shippers which is understandable as that represents the bulk of the visitors.


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Feb 15, 2015 18:36 |  #3

I've had a lot of Turtle photos where Angel's blocked my shot & I'm in agreement with your idea they feed to some degree by cleaning the Turtles. I had read about the seaweed problem on Scubaboard but thought it had ended before my trip. I realized I was wrong when we flew over a big island of it floating just off the north end of the island.
The time change seems aimed at giving the cruisers more daylight to shop & we enjoyed the extra light in the evenings BUT I'm from the eastern time zone A wake up at 7:00 AM automatically & that worked out to 6:00 AM Coz time. That gave me time for breakfast & to get geared up & to the boat or pick up point without using an alarm clock. Now I need to set the clock & remember to turn the alarm back on each night.


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