This is a popular dive within the Pennekamp Preserve. It is a large group of caves. When a diver enters the caves, his bubbles perculate through the reef structure above. The bubbles look like Christmas trees. Photos by Rod 22 March 2004 in about 30-35 feet water.
buddy85.jpg cobia100a.jpg chub116.jpg chub116c.jpg
I reduced picture size so they would be visible on your screen. Just click on thumbnail for 6 x 4 picture, and name for 10 x 8 full size picture or more info. Graysby, buddy and cobia pictures are from Christmas Tree at French Reef
buddy85.jpg was my dive buddy on this dive;
I can't remember his name, but he was from Atlanta, GA
cobia100c.jpg was first thought to be a reef shark, as it was quite large when it swam by. It is a Cobia, a member of the Jack family; very similar to the Amberjack (notice the paired anal and dorsal fins that distinguish the Jack Family)
chub116c.jpg etc is a Bermuda Chub with light filtering down from above see bchub312.htm
soapf92c.jpg is a Greater Soapfish (sick or injured)
ytail103.jpg is a Yellowtail Snapper .......
see benwood22.htm for pictures of 22
see benwood2.htm for pictures of 22 Feb 04;
see benwood3.htm for pictures of 08 Mar 04;
see benwood.htm for pictures in 2003
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