We received that magical call this week that our snorkelling photos from St. John were ready to be picked up. If you remember in the previous cruise post, we decided to try one more vacation with a disposable underwater camera - though we found out that when you add up the price of the camera + processing fee + two week wait, that it just isn't worth it and we're going to start researching digital underwater cameras for future vacations. We're considering buying a waterproof GoPro so that we can take video above and below the water, plus it takes stills. Anyone have advice?
But for now, there was still the uncertainty of, 'Will there be any photos that are usable - or even in focus?" With limited light and the ocean current pushing you around, you never know what you're going to end up with.
Luckily the water in the US Virgin Islands is so clear that we had enough light - though not everything was always in focus. I'm willing to accept the blame for that one.
So here we go...
We snorkelled at Trunk Bay, on the island of St. John. This bay has a beautiful crescent-shaped beach, with soft sand, and gorgeous blue water. When we were there it wasn't crowded at all - we'd heard that it could fill up fast - maybe because we were there on a Thursday morning.
Oh, here is our fish friend again!
I'm just going to take some wild guesses on these next fish, based on what I could find on the internet. Mahogany Snapper and Blue Tang?
Blue Runner (Jack)? I'm so bad at this.
I did get a pretty good shot of Tom - the scariest creature in the sea.