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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Very curious spotted ray

Spotted eagle rays are not a rare sighting anymore at Punta Gruesa. We have had many incidental sightings of them for the past few weeks. But this one in particular was worth a blog on its own. 5 divers were on their safety stop. Because divers have computers with different levels of conservation, one of the divers had to stay at his safety stop for 2 more minutes once the rest had finished there. Everyone was glad it happened. When we were approaching the surface, a big spotted eagle was approaching us. Not happy with just getting close, it harassed a couple of divers by swimming towards them, and then with it’s ultrasonic speed, moved away and kept its course…the thing is, he had no course, he wanted to take a good look at us. In exchange, we took a good look at it. Bonus… 2 remoras swimming on top and bottom of it. Very cool! Diving’s on, dudes!!