The guide then took us over to the nature preserve. We took sea kayaks out to the reef for about an hour and a half. Then we went back to shore to have some snacks and head out to the sea grass beds where we were able to swim with some sea turtles. They had us with life vest on, which proved very difficult to dive down so out at the reef that sucker came off after about 20 minutes. Good bye any fears I had! Before we went out to the sea grass beds the guide came up to us and said that since we were strong swimmers and obviously knew what we were doing we did not have to wear out jackets. HA...little did he know this was my first time snorkeling! LOVED not having the jacket. It allowed me to dive down to the floor and take some pictures that you just could not take 20 - 30 feet on the surface. I also was able to swim right next to a large sea turtle.
|Someone was nice enough to take our picture with my underwater camera. |
Here are some pics taken...of course I took a million but don't want to bore you.
Now we could not stop there. That trip took all day long which resulted in a NEED for more snorkeling. So we took advantage of the beach at our resort, as well as a few other beaches around Puerto Rico, to do more snorkeling on other days. There were sea grass beds and about 300 yards out we swam near a giant reef. Here are just a few pictures.
|This was a spinney star fish|
|Little blurry but he was moving fast. This was a BIG fish with a a mane like a tiger. Not sure of what it's called.|
|Sea grass beds|
This little guy kept following us everywhere we went. Well he really wasn't little about two feet long.
I had the most amazing time snorkeling! I was going to combine the rain-forest with this but I will have to save that for another day this week. There were just to many beautiful underwater pics I wanted to share.
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