After a rough crossing from Miami to the Bahamas, the group was eager to get in the water and start diving. We stopped at Rainbow Reef, a fairly shallow and easy dive sight. This was to be the only dive of the trip when we did not catch fish, but instead, focused on feeling comfortable in the water with our equipment and for those of us who do not dive regularly, it was a nice diving refresher.
|Divers on the reef | Photo: Mark Rosenstein|
Other groups had more success and we moved the first sixteen fish into the wells. All of the caught species were on the fish “wishlist”, so Sherrie, the trip leader and a Senior Aquarist for the Fishes Department, was happy with the variety in the size and color, since these are key characteristics for the inhabitants in the new Giant Ocean Tank.