18 Jan PM – Rio Bueno

The corals, sponges and other organisms that we saw on our dive at Rio Beuno were some of the most beautiful ones that I have seen so far on the trip.

The corals, sponges and other organisms that we saw on our dive at Rio Beuno were some of the most beautiful ones that I have seen so far on the trip.

Today, we had the opportunity to go for a dive/ snorkel at a site called Rio Bueno. At first, we werenÕt all going to go in one trip because we wouldnÕt have had enough room on the boat and enough dive gear for all of the divers to go at once. However, as I was waking up for breakfast this morning, Yulia brought some good news. She told me that there was room on the boat for more people and I was able to join on the dive. I arrived at the docks and found out that Snow, Scarlett, and Skeggy were all available to take us out on the boats and we had enough gear for all of those who wanted to dive. I went on the boat with Brad, Deana, Albert and Shane. Before going to our dive site, we stopped to deploy more of our BRUVs. All went smoothly and we were on our way! We arrived at the site and met up with the other two boats. We got all of our gear on and got in the water. As we started diving around, the beauty that surrounded me immediately blew me away. We followed Brad and then he drove straight down about twenty feet. We had arrived at the wall. Once we were settled along the wall, we were greeted by a Southern Stingray (one of my favorite marine species). We explored for a bit, reaching a max depth of about 65 feet. When we were done with our dive, we surfaced and boarded back on the boats. Skeggy took us on a mini tour up the river before we went to retrieve our BRUVs. The water was calm and the sun was shining. What an awesome way to start the day!

The Southern Sting Ray that greeted us along the wall during our dive today.

The Southern Sting Ray that greeted us along the wall during our dive today.

-Marissa

One thought on “18 Jan PM – Rio Bueno

  1. Hey guys it looked like another fine day on the reef…..guess your days in dive paradise are really numbered now as we back at home shiver in the 18 degree weather here in upstate, NY and only dream about being with you……we have certainly enjoyed the pics and the updates…my favorite has to be the distant shot of several of you in open water at the wall…….study hard these last few days……safe travel home

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