Time to move across the channel into the Land and Sea Park! Hoping to find even better underwater sights!
We are liking the snorkeling in this area as well. Found a good set of coral clusters off the sandbar islands and a nice coral garden drift dive off the south cut. Angie saw a very large nurse shark while scoping out snorkel sights. We also had two eagle rays with remoras swimming around the anchorage that were mesmerizing to watch.
A very far dinghy ride away, off of O’Brien Cay is a snorkel site called the Sea Aquarium. It did not disappoint. Lots of schools of fish and yellow snapper. The fish like to come right up to you, in anticipation of being fed frozen peas, corn and carrots, which you are not supposed to do, but people do it anyways. We were not packing any food, so the fish ignored us for the most part. This place was quite busy with dinghies tying onto the mooring balls provided at the site from the Park.
Across the water was Johnny Depp’s island. It looked like there were tents scattered on the southern point. Joy said he had a wedding down there when they were coming through last month or so.
On the way back to our boats, we stopped along O’Brien Cay and found the best snorkel/dive sight so far. We will have to bring tanks along next time. We saw another nurse shark and a HUGE porcupine fish, along with a large assortment of other tropicals, and huge schools of snappers hanging out around the tall coral columns.
We now seem to have 5-6 large fish hanging around our boat. They look like 2-3 ft baby sharks swimming about from topside. So, Angie, with her mask on, stuck her head in the water to see what was going on. They were huge remoras.
Mark and Craig got some hiking in on the Atlantic side of the anchorage. They hiked to the top of the White Mountain you can see from our boats.
The snorkeling in the southern part of the Land and Sea Park has not disappointed, so we are anxious to see what Warderick Wells has in store for us!