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#366927 - 02/09/10 05:45 PM Just swam to the reef, wow  
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A C Offline
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Just swam out to the reef. Had a buddy with me, and we had a huge diver down balloon with a flag sticking out within a few feet of us at all times (so to not get hit by boats).

I really wish I brought my underwater camera. Saw a 5 foot spotted eagle ray. A ton of other fish (that i dont know the names of). I caught a conch that Im going to eat tomorrow (beautiful huge shell).

Then as we were finally getting back and climbing up the dock we realized a 4.5 foot barracuda had been stalking us for god knows how long! yikes hahah


#366929 - 02/09/10 05:52 PM Re: Just swam to the reef, wow [Re: A C]  
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Don't wear jewelry or anything shiny!!! You will become a jig for the wily barracudas!

#366948 - 02/09/10 07:40 PM Re: Just swam to the reef, wow [Re: SP Daily]  
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Those things scare the crap out of me!!!

#366951 - 02/09/10 07:45 PM Re: Just swam to the reef, wow [Re: lakegirl]  
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I've seen some terrible bites from Barracuda attacks in Hawaii

#366952 - 02/09/10 07:47 PM Re: Just swam to the reef, wow [Re: SP Daily]  
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Which begs the question of why so many dive computers are bright and shiny.

#366972 - 02/09/10 08:40 PM Re: Just swam to the reef, wow [Re: SP Daily]  
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I have a labret, nipple, and both ears pierced. Maybe thats what he was after. God can you imagine a barracuda nipple or lip attack! yeash! maybe i should take them out haha.


#366975 - 02/09/10 09:00 PM Re: Just swam to the reef, wow [Re: A C]  
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I've had a barracuda take a bit into my fin and it didn't let go for quite a while. Sure was glad it wasn't any part of me. I never wear jewelry when diving or snorkelling, not even a ring.

Of course, there are other reasons not to wear rings. I'm sure most of us have heard the true story of the guy who jumped off of a boat and caught his wedding ring on something as he went into the water . . .degloved his finger. Yikes.

A fish and a bird can fall in love, but where will they build their nest?

#366994 - 02/09/10 10:27 PM Re: Just swam to the reef, wow [Re: seashell]  
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Some people sound like a side show freak at a local carni

Gun Control is Hitting Your Target.
#366996 - 02/09/10 10:28 PM Re: Just swam to the reef, wow [Re: Ernie B]  
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Amazed a water taxi did not hit you, or one of the "tour boats" with the twin 200 engines

#366997 - 02/09/10 10:43 PM Re: Just swam to the reef, wow [Re: ed50]  
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Congrats AC as you have joined the ranks of a select few of those I know who have done that. It sounds like you are fitting in just fine down there and are making many good memories. I do challenge you to visit the mainland and see what else the wonderful districts of Belize have to offer.

But why eat my vegetables I already know that I am short!
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