I used to dive and I lived in the tropics for close to ten years. However, while I was living on Paradise Island in the Bahamas, I had to stop scuba diving due to an inability to equalize my inner ear: I was subject to Inner Ear Squeezed and as a result of this, I suffered diminished hearing in both ears and my doctor told me to stop diving or else go deaf.
Needless to say this was quite upsetting but I continued to snorkel and although not nearly the same thrill level, I still got to see some incredible things with my most memorable moment was when I found myself surrounded by a school of giant Manta Rays in the Maldives
You guys have snapped some awesome pix. I sure would love to see all of them you have. Unfortunately, that's as close as I want to get. I'm deathly afraid of being under water. Jeff, keeps trying to persuade me to go, but I can't get over that phobia. But I'll look at pictures of it all day.
all the pics you have shared have been phenomenal! makes me want to go get scuba certified..lol something I have been wanting to do for a long time anyway, but being here in land locked colorado haven't really gotten around to getting it done..lol someday maybe.