Our time on paradise island is almost over and we’re all
trying to get the most of the time we have left.
I just went on my first dive as a certified diver at Rio
Bueno. Now that I have a little more
control over myself and I’m not flipping out over kicking someone in the face
every time I move, I saw a lot more than just coral. Finally saw my first flamingo tongue snail,
which Ian pointed out to me. Of course,
I poked it, and the spots moved! People
make fun of me for touching everything, but there’s something to be said for
Last night, I might have gone overboard with poking
defenseless creatures. We went out for a
night snorkel. We didn’t see that much,
but it was a really fun time. We saw two
octopuses sidling along, walking like crazy monster creatures. I poked the second one and it hid in the
rocks and wouldn’t come out anymore. We also
saw three balloon fish and I poked them all, but none of them would puff
up. After I kind of beat down the last
one, I figured maybe they don’t puff up at night. [Ed: The instructors do not encourage or condone the beat down of any marine creatures.]
Allegra and I also went out to the reef crest after lunch.
Allegra took a picture of me poking something.
Can you see the flounder?
This is after I poked it and made it run away and shake the sand off of
– Sarah S.