Sea Base: Snorkeling
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We went snorkeling several times... the first was at Boca Grande. The best views for fish, however, were the two separate visits to the above area.

Although some of the photos are grainy, the water water clarity was actually very good.  We were surprised at how very close you could get to the fish.





 

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Jellyfish like the one on the right were everywhere (particularly during our 100 Fathom Club swim), and they gave most of us the heebie-jeebies.  These were all sizes, up to about 9" in diameter. Even so, we didn't have anybody come out of the water with stings on them. Some of the scouts were comfortable enough with them to go poking the dome part to mess with them.

This barracuda was probably about 3 feet long, and was hanging out behind the ship one day, just watching us climb up the ladder to get on board (with his big toothy grin).

Sadly, we have only one photo of this 6 foot shark that was poking around with us.  He swam right underneath me, and actually got pretty close to some of the boys, but there was never any concern for safety.

We also learned about Christmas Tree Worms from Steph and Kelly. You'd find them poking out from some of the coral. If you put your hand real close and snapped your fingers, they'd retract into their holes in a blink.  Check this video.

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