I noticed that Scritch was still out there happily floating around. I also noted that most of the people were returning to the boat for lunch. We were told we would have at least another hour here, so I decided to head back in. Good move! Not too long after I got back in, the sun came back out. I was able to swim all over without bumping into people. I had a great time following a moray eel around as it ducked into and out of the coral. At one point I heard "Woooooooop!" faintly off in the distance. I popped my head up thinking it was some sort of signal to head back in. Nope. Hmmmm. It was a weird sound. Back on the boat I later heard that a humpback whale was spotted not too far away. Had I heard whale song?!? Cool! I was having such a great time, especially since my mask finally fit perfectly, I forgot about the time. No one called me in because there was still time, but I found out I was the last one to return. I certainly got my money's worth!
I also finally got my underwater camera to work properly. At the last spot it decided to not recognize the SD card and told me I had 5 pictures left instead of 4000. So I shot pics like a drunken fool. Here are some of the better ones.
I loved these guys! I even called them "photobomb fish" because they loved to swim right in front of the camera.
Trumpet fish (possibly a cornetfish)
Moray eel (probably about 3' long)