(all pictures in this post courtesy of Tasha and her amazing submersible camera housing–thanks Tash!)
While the island of Bonaire is an interesting and beautiful place, the reason most tourists come to it is to dive on the gorgeous, healthy coral reefs that surround it. One can see hard and soft corals as shallow as 15 feet, and as a deep as… well… I went to 120.
The fish population in the waters off of Bonaire is phenomenal. There are fish everywhere you look–big fish, small fish, single fish, schooling fish. And friendly school of black-and-purple fish even took in one of us, in a black-and-purple wetsuit, as their own.
Something odd is happening to the green moray eels around Bonaire. They are swimming during the day, which they usually don’t, and also being found dead in large numbers. This is a picture of a live, free-swimming eel that Tasha came across. The only one I saw was, sadly, dead and belly-up.