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    Ok I was talking with my wife and we planned to go at Mangel Halto tomorrow! It must be fun to play with the hand held propeller, but I guess it's not essential to reach those fish, coral and ship, it can be done while snorkeling ? I usually travel long distance with my fins and I like to keep my hands free to use my camera.

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    Today we went to Boca Catalina!

    What is different about this starfish ?

    http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y27...psbe90615b.jpg

    Bottom of the sea or sky in the night ? (Of I cheated, I placed them like this )

    http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y27...ps38cd3bff.jpg

    Baby stars in making :

    http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y27...pseeed82ea.jpg

    The only Barracuda I saw so far :

    http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y27...ps033cd7cd.jpg

    French angel fishes :

    http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y27...psdf62ec74.jpg

    Those area are FULL of baby fishes, I mean thousand of them, you can actually swim in fishes :

    http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y27...psddd9b632.jpg

    Funny (natural) face :

    http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y27...ps129dc366.jpg

    Fish that stand on it's 'paws' in the bottom of the sea :

    http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y27...ps2d47f2b0.jpg

    http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y27...ps230a61ff.jpg

    Clean shot of a blue fish :

    http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y27...pse0b369e5.jpg

    Enjoy!

    Eric

    PS : Thanks all for the nice comments
    Last edited by TT_Eric; 03-07-2013 at 11:03 PM.

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    thanks!!
    great photos. love them.

    re: this one
    http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y27...ps2d47f2b0.jpg
    i hate those things.
    we have come across them a few times in our snorkel travels and one of the times it was very aggressive.
    it reminded me of a mutant iguana

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    Some of current can be pretty strong at Mangel Halto depending on the season and how far out you go. It was easier to get really far out with the Jet Propeller. Coming back it was hard to swim against the current and the hand held propeller helped get bye the current until it was easier to swim.

    The sunkin ship is at around 40 feet of water but the beautiful coral is a lot further out. There is a closer coral after the sunken ship but the really nice one and where there are tons of fish, is really far out.

    Be careful because closer there are some dead coral, rocks where you can get you feet lodge. This is why I went with an experience person.

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    very strong currents

    agree 100%

    we would not have been able to do it without the hand held propulsion thingy.

    Quote Originally Posted by ace2063 View Post
    Some of current can be pretty strong at Mangel Halto depending on the season and how far out you go. It was easier to get really far out with the Jet Propeller. Coming back it was hard to swim against the current and the hand held propeller helped get bye the current until it was easier to swim.

    The sunkin ship is at around 40 feet of water but the beautiful coral is a lot further out. There is a closer coral after the sunken ship but the really nice one and where there are tons of fish, is really far out.

    Be careful because closer there are some dead coral, rocks where you can get you feet lodge. This is why I went with an experience person.

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    Beautiful pictures of the starfish.

    On my last trip while at Eagle Beach, this man went to the Beach and came back with a starfish to show his wife. The owner of the Jet Ski rental got really upset and asked the man to throw the fish back into the water. The fish was dead so the jet ski owner got really upset and said "why don't you take back home with you to the US and show off to all your friends now that you killed the fish"

    He started argueing with him on how you are not suppoed to take anything out of the water. The man argued that he had seen that starfish floating on the beach for 3 days so it was already dead and he just took it out to take a picture of it. It got pretty ugly!

    I guess it was better for that man not to take the fish out of the water even if it was dead..

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    Personally I'm extra careful, the sea is a treasure that we need to be respectful. I like to grab starfish, but I put them back in the bottom of the sea, I even turn the starfish on their belly when tourists throw them in water and they fall back on their back. They like to play with them, but they don't care to put them back properly - I know starfish can turn themselves back , but hey! they never asked to be thrown upside down. -

    On a side note, on the 1st day when I went to Malmok I snorkeled from there up to Boca and when I was almost there (to Boca) I found a 'dump-site' where some people had thrown parts from many different fishes and I mean some HUGE fishes, some pieces were about 1 sq. feet solid, also fish tails, fins, dead whole fish like Barracudas and very sadly a turtle fin, very big almost 12'' long...

    I was wondering why could someone (or some people) do that... I figured it must be high sea fishing remaining.

    http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y27...ps1a9ef0df.jpg

    http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y27...ps398ab5a4.jpg

    Eric

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    Love the photos. Snorkeling is something I have always wants to do and I have been tempted to try but since I have asthma I figure it's not in my best interest. In any event I always enjoy photos from everyone else's trip even if it makes me a bit jealous.

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    Great pictures! My dd has made a sport out of chasing down people who are tying to walk off with starfish. When I see starfish on the bottom now I automatically swim them out as far as possible so that folks are not tempted to take them. Out of sight, out of mind

    Take pictures and leave only memories!

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    Today we went to Mangel Halto! Unfortunately I forgot my socks and could not do much cause I'm loosing skin over my toes, but I still managed to go see the sunken ship.

    Video : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5M_jIcETFpA

    http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y27...psed91070f.jpg

    http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y27...ps340fa288.jpg

    The we went to Rogers beach.

    http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y27...psadf45461.jpg

    Eric

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