Sandals, St Lucia 2010: Photos 6
Rock Lobster (Panulirus sp) at Coral Gardens, right at the base of Gros Piton.
These Shrimps (Stenopus sp) were quite common, hiding upside down under overhangs and in holes.
Great Barracuda (Sphyraena barracuda) at Fairyland.
We'd just jumped into the water at Virgins' Cove, and were preparing to submerge, when these guys came and in no time hoovered up a netful of fish, while our St Lucian dive leader traded jocular insults with them in patois.
Two common Spotted Morays (Gymnothorax Moringa) at Virgins' Cove. The lower was darting under the coral to the left.
These Sharptail Eels (Myrichthis breviceps) were also quite common.
Another Spotted Moray (Gymnothorax Moringa) at Salt Bay.
A few minutes later visibility reduced to just two or three metres. This photo was at wide-angle.
Barrel sponges are everywhere in the Caribbean.
A large group of fish, probably Creole wrasse (Clepticus parrae), or maybe Blue Chromis (Chromis cyanea) flowed past us in a long line at Jalousie, right between the Pitons.