It was like something from a si-fi disaster movie. You know, one of those where the heroes are standing, watching storm roll in, unstoppable, probably devastating.
Four of us were diving at Natural, swimming along at about 35 feet. The sun was shining, it was beautiful. Up ahead, right where we were going. the water turned dark, ominous, almost black. The sunshine we were swimming in was completely swallowed up.
We reached the edge of the darkness and looked up. The sun was totally eclipsed by a huge floating raft of sargassum.
It was a strange, slightly unnerving experience, but one of the coolest things I ever seen underwater.
After a bad two year stint for diving, bubbles are starting to look up. I've found some new people to dive with so I'm not as dependent on just a few. I'm also gaining confidence leading dives. So far everybody I've taken out has come back. We've mostly done Natural and Crashboat but we plan to expand to other sites soon.
This is one of two albums of scuba photos I posted recently on Flickr: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmkGyCkm
Have a gander at the photos. And enjoy!