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...
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...
Moorish Idols & Sharks

Moorish Idols & Sharks

It always seems like whenever I see moorish idols there are always sharks nearby. Don’t know if it is a coincidence or if they have a symbiotic relationship. This day there was two white-tips and four moorish idols. We were scuba diving at Palmares Wall in the...
Special Surprises in The Gulf of Papagayo

Special Surprises in The Gulf of Papagayo

You never know what surprises await under the ocean’s surface. We found this beautiful star gazer….also known as the Weird fish during one of our local dives in the Gulf of Papagayo. My Jr diver student found the fish while participating in the PADI Jr...
Battle of The Ocotopi

Battle of The Ocotopi

We found the most beautiful octopus while scuba diving at one of our local dive sites in the Gulf of Papagayo. He was moving and swimming…changing colors and making himself look bigger and badder. Then he went under this rock and the battle began…there was...