July 2008 – Bahamas Trip on the Juliet
July 2008 –
Trip on the Juliet Bahamas
Denny & I drove to
On Monday we started our day at a site called, “Swiss Cheese” and did two dives there.· There are great swim throughs at this site.· We got pictures of Peterson shrimp, a gray spotted eel and french and gray angelfish.· This site is part of the Gingerbread Grounds.· We did our afternoon and night dive at LeLani.· There are many coral heads at this site which makes it easy to get lost.· I never have any trouble though because I just follow Denny!· We saw a somewhat rare to find orange filefish.· We also saw great arrow crab that would walk over your hand.· At night we saw lobster.· This was a great dive site on this day.
On Tuesday we did our first two dives at
On Wednesday morning we got a visit from a pod of dolphins before breakfast.· Denny snorkeled with them and got some video.· Our first dive of the day was at Lookout Point.· It was a wall dive.· I went to a 100 feet.· We saw some bigger fish.· Barracuda and parrot fish.· There were also some different looking grouper.· Our next dive was at The Strip where we had a highlight of our dives on this trip.· There were two seahorses.· One was black and the other one was yellow.· Denny found the black one and he marked the spot with his safety sausage so we could point them out to the rest of the divers.· Everyone got pictures of them.· There were trumpet fish and a porcupine fish.· This was a great dive for such a small dive site.· Our third dive that day was at Big Greenie.· This dive site is around the Turtle Rocks.· We could see the Sapona in the distance.· This was a great dive site.· We saw sea urchins under the ledge, small eels and a spotted drum.· ·
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We didn’t do a night dive and went into Bimini for a port night.· We had some drinks with John, Grace, Rachel and Katie at The End of The World bar and enjoyed walking around the island.· Katie and Rachel proved that you don’t have to be 21 to be served in Bimini.·
On Thursday, our last day of diving, we did a couple deeper dives.·We started out at Krispy Kreme and went down to 100 feet.· This is a wall dive and was very nice.· We went to the beach that they called the
We returned to Miami that evening having made new friends and spending times with old friends through-out the week.· This was another great week on the Juliet.