Getting There - Aneel's Travelogue

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Diving, Day 2 St. George's, Grenada, Friday, 30 December 2016 12:28pm

We did three more dives today. There were a handful of spiny lobsters on the first. The second had a fairly aggressive current for this area. According to the GPS, we covered about 0.75mi underwater (an overall speed of about 1 knot), but it felt like a lot faster than that. I suspect that we may have puttered around a bit before getting caught in the strong current. The current was strong enough that it was hard to point things out to people, because if they stopped to come see, the rest of the group would be out of sight quickly (the visibility was only about 40 feet). I saw a Orange-spotted Filefish with a unicorn-like fin, some Scrawled Cowfish, a Sand Diver, a Balloonfish, a Spotted Drum, and some juvenile French Angelfish.

Our afternoon dive was much more relaxing. A slow, almost current-free trip around a coral mount. We saw some old friends that we hadn't seen here so far: a Flamingo Tongue, a Hermit Crab in a Conch shell, a Queen Conch, and a Sea Cucumber.

We'd originally intended to go to the Ramen Hut for dinner, but it turned out to be closed, so we went to the West Indies Beer Company instead, and tried 12 beers and 4 ciders. Some pretty good ones. Also good onion rings.