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Bonaire Full Moon Dive, APR 2010
purplelibrarian - 9/04/2012 12:55 PM
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Dive # 421 Date: 28APR10 Location: Bari Reef, Bonaire Pressure IN: 3300 OUT: 900 Capacity: 80 cu.ft. Time IN: 10:45pm OUT: midnight Bottom Time: 1 hour 15 minutes Maximum Depth: 40 ft. Visibility: murky in the shallows, but fine below 25 ft. Bottom conditions: reef and sand chutes Temperature Air: 80’F (approx) Water: 82’F no current

- sea plumes in the sand at the top of the reef
- sleeping parrot fish, lying in odd positions, with motley coloration to mimic the rock they were leaning against,
no cave, no protective membrane
- flashing eyes of shrimp everywhere
- a crab crawling up the inside of every azure vase sponge
- one gorgonian with 8 basket star fish, plus some babies with only 2-3 arms
- two octopuses out hunting; one extended his mantle over a coral head and turned brilliant aqua
- long, ugly, tiger cucumber, shrinking from the light
- brittle stars fully extended and crawling everywhere
- very large arrow crab, about one foot fully extended
- chain moray out hunting


LatitudeAdjustment - 9/06/2012 9:45 AM
Back in the early 70’s Bonaire was my first dive trip, the ones where Uncle Sam sent me don’t count. Anyhow my dive buddy who was a local reaches over and turns off my light, with the full moon we didn’t need it and could see everything!