Yes, it was great. I'm lucky to live less than a mile from the ocean. I take advantage of it as much as I can! I just wish the water wasn't so freaking cold here for diving and that there was more to see directly off the coast. Diving starts getting pricey when you have to book a dive boat. Instead, I'm saving my money for another dive vacation somewhere in the tropics. I'm thinking March....
WOW thats so neat to hear darlin, i have only been out one time and had dolphins come up to us and it was fantastic to watch. i do have to agree with you on the other things you said about you being lucky to live that close to the water but it a shame the water is that cold. its not near as much fun to dive in a wetsuit or even a dry suit for that matter but at least you will enjoy it again this spring.
Oh gosh..you guys certainly have a way of making me want to scuba dive. My dad and I have been wanting to do it for a while, but it is kind of costly along with all the other hobbies we have. And, the ocean near us is usually cold enough to make your feet go numb even during the summer Oh well, maybe I'll ask for a wet suit for my B-day. IF it happens I will to take some pics and post them here.
Kim, if the water is that cold a wet suit wouldnt help that much, you would need to get a dry suit. i have never used a dry suit myself because of how much they cost but i have had on a wet suit while others had a dry suit and when we got out of the water i was freezing and the others were nice and warm.
Dolphins & Porpoises belong to the order of Cetacea, as are whales.
The dolphins I saw yesterday while surfing were most likely Pacific Bottlenose. They are very common in the waters off our coast.
Coryphaena hippurus is a fish. It is also known as the common dolphin fish, mahi mahi, or dorado. Their colors are dazzling and they make for great eating.
As far as "Flipper" is concerned....thank you, my dear herefishy, for bringing back sweet memories of my childhood. "Flipper" was a great TV show. They just don't do TV like that anymore. Instead, we have Reality TV. My favorite is "Going For The Elk Dung". That kid Cody from Colorado set off an avalanche! :lol:
The mahi mahi is what I know to be dolphins. I was corrected many times by the skipper of a charter boat and have, to this day, decemanated between the two as the dolphin being a fish and the porpoise a mammal. I was corrected no less than 50 times by this fine captain. He put us on fish though, I'll give him that. Even a 6' barracuda that simply jumped into the boat, no hook required.
Back to diving.......
and where is that link to Metallica, anyone? "They call him Flipper, Flipper, faster than lightening. No on you see, is smarter than he......"
Ahh.....Sea Hunt! I had forgotten about that one! I grew up on Flipper & Sea Hunt. I swear that's where my love affair with the ocean and all things aquatic began. Nudist, thanks for another stroll down memory lane!
As for you, herefishy....I had forgotton all about that Flipper theme song until you just brought it up...again!! Not sure what I'm going to do about you.... :-D
Hey all, snorkelling is one of my passions, and I have been lucky enough to have lived in the pristine rainforest setting of the beautiful Pioneer Valley of Northern Australia. The valley is croc free, and has some of the most stunning rainforest in the world, including Eungella National Park...
Hello everyone. I recently got my scuba diving license. I scheduled a diving trip to the Florida Keys but everyday was rained out. The only place i have dived was in michigan and it was a shipwreck. It was amazing. I really want to dive in saltwater though. Any places I should go?
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