Today Sea Saba took us on a wall dive. I don’t know about you, but I LOVE wall dives. There’s something about being able to float along, looking at all of the amazing colors for what seems like miles up, miles down and miles across. When you look up, you can see the top of the wall and further, the sun coming down. As you float along, the soft coral waves back & forth, the wire coral juts out like underwater pipe-cleaners (look for the tiny shrimp that walk them) and surprises poke out from crevices in the coral, like spiny Caribbean lobster.
Did you ever see the movie, Rear Window, with Jimmy Stewart and Grace Kelly? Well, for all you landlubbers who’ve not experienced diving (like me, 2 short years ago!), it’s kind of like when Jimmy Stewart was looking across the way into the building outside his window. Everyone was doing their thing, setting up and living their lives on display for the other building to watch. That’s kinda-sorta like a wall dive, except we get to be up close and personal, watching the cycle of underwater life play out. And Joel wants me to tell the gamers, that it’s kinda-sorta like The Sims (yeah, whateva!). And of course, at the end of the dive, you can do your safety stop on top of the wall, staring at all the tiny creatures in the coral. But I’m getting ahead of myself.