I’m still amazed by truly healthy coral

Hanging off of Dixon's Pinnacle

After a week in Costa Rica and Panama and several days diving in silty, sediment-filled water, it’s almost refreshing to look back at clear blue underwater at Dixon’s near Havelock.

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Like swimming over a giant mouth…

Big sponge, little fish

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Strut your stuff, kid…

Juvenile emperor angelfish over a barrel sponge

Juvenile fish are often fantastic to look at, dynamic and vibrantly colored. And typically, like this guy, they look almost nothing like their adult form.

This comes from Johnny’s Gorge.

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Barrel full of sponges

Johnny's Gorge

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Shy little bugger

Sitting on a barrel sponge

See the reluctant fish?

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Hiding spot

Yellow little fish

Barrel sponge hide-n-go-seek.

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