There was a photographer on board who took pictures to capture the day. He got a great picture of Ian swimming with a sea turtle:
It was really nice to have because there were so many fish we missed getting pictures of:
We found Nemo, of course:
And we saw and heard lots of parrot fish:
But even professional photos don't capture the magic of the reef:
And there were some photos that no one got. A huge white tip reef shark swam right under me while I was trying to catch up with the group. After lunch I went off on my own and startled a blue spotted ray who was napping in a cave. I watched him swim away through a narrow canyon. I saw a crown of thorns and huge blue sea star that was a foot across! Schools of tiny, neon fish swam through my fingers as I lay in the water and watched the coral below me. It was magical.