Friday, January 20, 2012
Snorkelling Quanacaste Costa Rica
I loved snorkelling in Quanacaste in January. It wasn't hot like Cancun. The water wasn't as clear as Sea of Cortez. I didn't see the big fish like groupers and tuna in close to shore like I did in Hawaii and the Mariana Islands. Still there was a lot to see and pretty good visibility. Most of the fish pictures I took were right off the beach at the Hilton Papagayos. Though I'd brought my own snorkel and mask I was able to sign out flippers for free there. The mottled green and brown fish posed for me off Coco beach. That's where I saw the herd of dozens of fish all about a foot across. That's the size of the puffer fish I saw off the Papagayos beach too. Given the limits of my underwater camera, a Canon IXY with plexiglass housing, all the fish were within arms length. I took some pictures of the coral because my brother has salt water tanks and grows it. I was most impressed with the blue worm like things sticking out.