And Then There Was a BIG Turtle

And Then There Was a BIG Turtle

Diving along…enjoying the eagle rays and schools of fish…Then from out of the blue we see a huge Olive Ridley turtle swimming towards us. Happiness is Scuba Diving! The Gulf of Papagayo in Costa Rica has many awesome sites to choose from. This one was at...
Sleeping Turtle at Punta Ballena

Sleeping Turtle at Punta Ballena

This pacific black turtle was sleeping pretty hard and was not even bothered that we were there watching her. At first I thought maybe she was dead and then she moved her head just a bit to look at us. The dive sites in the Gulf of Papagayo are full of surprises. This...
Hawksbill Turtle with Barnacles

Hawksbill Turtle with Barnacles

A small hawksbill turtle that was covered with barnacles came swimming really fast by us. He was leaning to the right side while swimming. Looked like he was having problems and as he got closer we could see that he was missing part of his shell on the left side plus...
Black Pacific Turtle

Black Pacific Turtle

While scuba diving at Bajo Tiburones we found this beautiful black pacific turtle getting a cleaning. This cleaning station is a popular spot for the turtles and also southern stingrays. Bajo Tiburones is one of our favorites in the Catalina Islands area, about a 20...