Surprises in Scuba Diving

Surprises in Scuba Diving the Gulf of Papagayo, Costa Rica. I found this unidentifiable starfish at Tortuga, one of our favorite local dive sites. This was a couple years ago. Been diving here for over twenty years and this was the first time and the last time I saw...
Divers Playing With Schools of Grunts

Divers Playing With Schools of Grunts

What scuba diver does not love playing in a school of fish? It is very common to play in huge schools of fish on the North coast of Costa Rica. This day we were diving at La Pared, one of the main dive sites at Catalina Island. It is a euphoric feeling as you become...
The Mating Dance

The Mating Dance

The more you visit an area…the more you are able to observe and discover. We found these little bulls eye rays doing the mating dance while scuba diving at Bajo Tiburones in the Catalinas area. It was really cool…However in the end…I don’t...
Turtle or Sharks

Turtle or Sharks

My friend was busy looking at the young shark and I was busy looking at the small hawks bill turtle…and the on the other side was a nice sized shark sleeping. I was teaching the PADI advanced course underwater naturalist… What a classroom we had. The...
Manta Ray Enjoying a Cleaning at Big Scare

Manta Ray Enjoying a Cleaning at Big Scare

While we were looking for bull sharks at the famous dive site Big Scare, Isla Murcielagos…We had a special visit from this huge male manta. He was swimming slowly by us and enjoying a cleaning from the King Angel fish. He swam so close we could have touched...