I've often enjoyed local dives more than some days out at Turneffe.
Such fun. One day, I was looking down into a canyon between two spurs and there saw a free swimming moray hold up and give way to a nurse shark. Looked just like a traffic stop.
Another day, I saw something waving a bit on the top of a very small pinnacle. I stopped to check it out and the motion was being made by the feelers of around 10 Pederson Cleaning Shrimp.
Another day, as we waited for some slower divers to descend, we saw settled into the sand just below us two extremely large remora. Their suckers were huge and looked like big moon boot prints. I had to wonder what large beastie they were waiting to tag a ride with.
And toronados of jacks, friendly turtles, numerous nurse sharks, flights of spotted eagle rays, fairy basslettes (such beauties of the sea), etc. etc. etc. Sigh.