Diving Nevis (December 11, 2004)



One of the last things I did on Nevis was to
take Toby on a 2-dive charter from Oualie Beach. The first was a wreck dive, the
second to Monkey Shoals.

Here is a picture of Toby on the second dive. I have no pictures of the first dive, as my current housing requires me to EITHER put the camera in video mode OR put the camera in picture mode (I can't switch underwater).

For this charter, I shot videos of the first dive and pictures of the second dive.

 

Here are some "before" and "after" pictures of an interesting fish that "spreads it's wings" when you close.









Here is one of several rays that we saw on this dive.




This is an interesting fish. It is flat with eyes sticking out the top of it's head. It is very good and hiding just under a thin layer of sand with just it's eyes sticking out.

I have a great video of one of these fish in front of the Four Season's, where I had swam closer to see a propeller on the ground, just to find that the ground was staring back at me!




Our first dive was not just any wreck dive--it was a solemn visit to an underwater grave. It was to the Christina, a tragedy sinking that claimed over 250 lives on August 1, 1970. On such a small island, there are almost no families that did not experience the loss of a relative.

This is the Christina memorial in Charlestown, which, as you can see, is still remembered with fresh flowers, more than 34 years later.








This map is on the back of the memorial, and shows the location of the sinking.

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