Thursday, August 16, 2007

The Boat Snob and The Triple Threat

Some of my buddies refer to me as the “boat snob”. I love shore diving but I love boat diving even more. I think we’re really spoiled with the scuba life in Saipan. Saipan has got the triple threat: Great visibility, sunny skies, and abundant marine life. I love it here.

So since my dive buddy, Greg, is slacking on posting pictures I will go ahead and post his pictures for him! We rode the Aqua Jet Boat out on a Sunday morning to Naftan Point and Obyan Beach. Mayuki was our divemaster for the morning.

Our first dive was at Naftan point. The deepest we dropped down to was 125 ft in search of the Gobi. The first Gobi we found Greg scared away because he got too close. We found another one and took some pictures of it. Mine turned out blurry. Big surprise I know! But it probably wouldn’t have been a good idea to sit there at 125 ft for 10 minutes trying to get a good picture of that Gobi. So this picture will have to do.

We slowly made our way back up and found some Nudibranchs. The dive was really relaxing for me. There was no current to fight and no vertigo spells. We were just cruising over the coral snapping pictures of random things. It was so relaxing I could almost imagine that song by Bach –Vivance in the background. I’ve been listening to a lot of Bach lately.

The second dive was at Obyan Beach. On the way to that dive spot the waves were really rough! Some of the divers were starting to get sick. It started to drizzle a little bit. We dropped in and located the Black Spot Garden Eels and the No spot Garden Eels. You can’t get too close or they’ll disappear. I love my camera because it zooms in so closely.

Oh, so I start feeling narced around 100 ft. So there you have it . . . another adventure and tale told. Here are some more pictures. Photos were taken by Greg Moretti. My pictures sucked! (sigh)


Harry Blalock said...

Very nice post and great pictures. Now this is what the blog of someone with an underwater camera should look like. Now if we could just get you taking your own pictures!

Anonymous said...

I want to dive with you, schedule me please..

Jeff said...

I'm totally with you on boat dives bubbles. Some of the Shore Dives feel like the Normandy Invasion without the shooting. The boat dives make me feel like I'm on vacation, only much cheaper. Call me anytime for a boat dive.

CNMI Blogger said...

Awesome pictures, Greg! Thanks for posting these, Bev. That's a really nice camera, but it makes a difference to have a good photographer behind the lenses. Thanks for sharing!