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Hey everyone. I took a hiatus but that doesn’t mean that I have not been diving. In fact, I have been diving every week. I have tons to share with you.

This past weekend, I went both days on the Caicos Cat as my usual dive shop was closed for the low season. We had never stayed on island in September before as we usually travel but we decided to stay this year. The weather was hot and humid but the sea very flat and clear. Both days we traveled to the French Cays which normally is not my fav site but this time, I must say I am now a new convert!

The sites we went to were amazing and so full of life. We saw eagle rays, turtles, sharks, barracudas and dolphins. The reef wall drop off is deep and a bit dark in some areas. Spooky! The corals were all in fairly good shape. BTW, this time of the year, the dive boats are not overly crowded in fact, Saturday we only had 7 divers on board! Yeah man! It was great for me not for the operator though…. Please enjoy the videos.

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Another awesome day diving at Northwest Point. We had been diving mostly West Caicos, the Channel and French Cay lately as the north side of Provo has been battered with strong surges.

The first dive was at Amphitheater and it is by far one of my favorite dive sites as the reef wall just drops and drops in what appears to be like seats at an amphitheater. We did the right wall this time and it was amazing with just about the right amount of sunlight coming down.

The second dive was at Thunderdome, which was once a location of a French tv show similar to Survivor. The structure has all crumbled but the sea life there is great. We usually stop by here after doing our wall dive.

I tried to stack my macro lens to catch these little fishes call blenny. I am trying to catch them when they shoot out as you can see the entire length of their body. Really cool but next time!

Enjoy the video and pics. Soon, it will be time to start wearing my 3mm but for now at 25c, I am still on 7mm.  :)

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Well, it’s been weeks since Sandy came and left with very little damage but she left behind weeks of poor sea conditions with very strong surges that washed away many of our beaches. Of course, this meant that there was no diving as the boats did not go out to sea. Now that things have calmed down a bit, I decided to go diving and I must admit, I was dying to splash into the warm sea.

The boat left from the southside this week so that meant that we would either go to French Cay, West Caicos or the Channel which is between Northwest Point and West Caicos, one of my favorite dives when conditions are ideal. And as it turned out, it was ideal as we stayed for two dives before the tide dropped. The reason I mentioned the tide is because, the Channel rests on a slippery slope and when the tide is high, the diving is heaven and when it is starting to drop, the current pushing you down into the reef wall is unbearable and all the sand would kick up.

At the channel, there are always sharks, many sharks and the occasional couple of spotted eagle rays. I love eagle rays and saw two in the second dive which I believe normally roam this area because I have another video of the eagle rays from last November. Enjoy the majestic eagle ray!

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The other day, we were diving at French Cay and it has been a long time since I have been there as it is a long trip from South Dock.

It’s April and I was able to witness the various corals shooting out sperms and seeds creating a mist on the reef wall which made the viz poor.

I also had company on this dive.  Joana’s sis Ines from Lisbon was doing her OWD and she had a great time even when a shark came straight at her!

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James