After my trip to Cozumel in Jan. 1999, my Dad decided that he wanted to try diving again, so we traveled to Bonaire in the Netherlands Antilles. Here are some of the things we saw. Bonaire is in the southern Caribbean, about 40 miles from the northern coast of Venezuela. It's about 12 degrees north latitude, which is the farthest south I've ever been so far.
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The intrepid divers ready for underwater exploration...
The view from our hotel room.
The hotel's restaurant -- or, I should say, the place the restaurant was until hurricane Lenny came along.
Here I am underwater.
Here's my Dad. You're supposed to be able to read the gauges so you can see how deep we were, but that didn't really work out.
A small anemone.
I was trying to get a picture of the French angelfish in the foreground, but it just sneaked out of the frame a bit... The red and black fish in the background are immature stoplight parrotfish.
This is a spotted drum.
I haven't found out what kind of fish these are -- I just liked the vivid blue color.
I just thought this was a good picture of a fan.
The blue tang and parrotfish were eating away like mad on something on the coral here.
This guy seemed to be kind of hiding in the fan.
I thought this orange sponge really made an interesting picture. I haven't found out what the fish is yet.
I think this is a stoplight parrotfish -- it's a little hard to tell for sure from this angle. It's about a foot long or so.
This is a small part of a huge school of fish. The individual fish are pretty small -- about 6-8" long.
This is a trumpetfish. The flared-out shape of their snout is supposed to be kind of like the end of a trumpet. It's about 1.5 - 2 feet long.
Last updated 2001-12-14.