Back at last

Discussion in 'Lounge' started by huntindoc, Oct 14, 2017.

  1. huntindoc

    huntindoc RRMAS BOD Membership Director Staff Member

    After an unplanned and unwanted hiatus we're back in paradise to dive this week. I'll post some pics when our internet connection allows.

    Arrived yesterday evening. This is the view from our front porch.

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  2. Kim

    Kim Secretary Staff Member

    Hiya,

    I'm sooo jealous! I need a beach get away. Guess I'll just have to live through you.
     
  3. huntindoc

    huntindoc RRMAS BOD Membership Director Staff Member

    A few pictures from this morning.
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    Royal Grammas and a Toby puffer in a barrel sponge.
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  4. huntindoc

    huntindoc RRMAS BOD Membership Director Staff Member

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  5. huntindoc

    huntindoc RRMAS BOD Membership Director Staff Member

    And a short video from today. View full screen.

     
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  6. Great pics and video!
     
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  7. LJC6780

    LJC6780 Grouper

    So jealous! I sent you a message ... just disregard! ;)

    Will you be bringing anything back or is this just a viewing trip?
     
  8. huntindoc

    huntindoc RRMAS BOD Membership Director Staff Member

    Today's sample of pictures.
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    Wish you could keep a sponge this brightly colored in a reef tank.

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  9. LJC6780

    LJC6780 Grouper

    Why can’t you?
     
  10. huntindoc

    huntindoc RRMAS BOD Membership Director Staff Member

    Well for starters that one is about 6' across and about 4' high. :) .

    Those kind of sponges seem to be very difficult to keep alive. No sure what they require that we can't supply but everything I've read says they are hard to keep. If anyone has any experience with them I would appreciate some input!
     
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  11. huntindoc

    huntindoc RRMAS BOD Membership Director Staff Member

    Some video from today.

     
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  12. LJC6780

    LJC6780 Grouper

    Oh wow! You are going to have to start throwing a square in for size reference!
     
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  13. huntindoc

    huntindoc RRMAS BOD Membership Director Staff Member

    Night dives mean lobsters, crabs and octopus! View it in full screen on your 'puter for the full effect.



    Cool video of an Eagle Ray yesterday morning.
     
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  14. roco

    roco RRMAS Supporter

    Love the videos! Is that a Pearly Jawfish I see at the end of the Eagle Ray video?
     
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  15. Botheboss

    Botheboss Director-At Large

    You ever tried spear fishing or lobstering? Fun stuff
     
  16. huntindoc

    huntindoc RRMAS BOD Membership Director Staff Member

    Yes it is. There are lots of them in sandy and rubble areas. Not terribly shy either.
     
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  17. huntindoc

    huntindoc RRMAS BOD Membership Director Staff Member

    Never been anywhere we could go for lobster. Love spear fishing but here you have to take a course and rent a Hawaiian sling from the government to take lionfish!
     
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  18. huntindoc

    huntindoc RRMAS BOD Membership Director Staff Member

    Here's a few pictures from this morning. I'm sure everyone recognizes the first one...ouch!

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    45' of water and we could see this guy before we jumped in.

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  19. Botheboss

    Botheboss Director-At Large

    Really? I use to work with a guy from the Bahamas and he would go out everyday and spear a snapper and catch a couple lobsters for dinner.lol Florida has a losbter season that I think is open now. They taste way better than main lobster to me.
     
  20. huntindoc

    huntindoc RRMAS BOD Membership Director Staff Member

    Oh yeah, here where we are they don't allow it unless you take the course. Some other Caribbean places are like that and others encourage you to go after the lionfish. Would love to do some lobster(bug) hunting in Fl.
     

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