Thursday, January 11, 2024

Mas Pesca del Dias

 After a couple more rounds of snorkeling, here are some highlights. 

Monday, January 8, 2024

Primera Dia del Cozumel - Pesca del Dia (Catch of the Day)

 Hola y bienvenidos de Cozumel! 

Yesterday, we snorkeled off Money Bar reef, in about 15-20’ of clear, warm water. Fish were abundant but the weather conditions varied from sun to downpour while a bit of a current made standing still a challenge. The environment contained natural and artificial reef structures with a wide variety of soft and encrusting corals, sponges and mostly small reef fish such as sergeant majors and damsel fish.

Here are a few shotsfrom the day.

Looking NW towards Playa del Carmen.

Common Sea Fan, bending before the current.

See if you can find the lobster!

Surfacing during a downpour.

Thursday, February 16, 2023

Catch of the Day - Feb 15

Over the past couple of days, we learned that our accommodations are located in the middle of a underwater marine preserve, including the mangrove lagoon on which our villa is facing and about four miles of adjacent beach and coral reef. After a day of rest and site seeing yesterday, we ventured to Doctors Cave beach in downtown Montego Bay which falls within the preserve perimeter. About 100 yards offshore in about 15-20’ of water we found reefs resplendent with staghorn coral, among a variety of hard and soft corals, sponges, anemones and reef fish and animals. Here is today’s catch of the day.

The following images are attributed to Dylan Kerr.

Monday, February 13, 2023

Jamaica Day 2 - Catch of the Day

We investigated different parts of the bay including some shallow reefs and rock walls along the shoreline.  My son took over the camera and captured some great images of sea slugs and lionfish, of which we saw several. Pretty but really ruinous for the Caribbean reef system.

Today’s watercolor is a blend of several different references, capturing the general feel of the underwater environment just off the shore.

At the Edge of the Mangroves
Watercolor, 7x11