As mentioned on the previous page the most advantageous thing about diving with Sunset House is the convenience and availability. Within a few steps of your room you arrive at your locker. If you're planning a shore dive you suit up at the locker, walk a few steps more to the water's edge and jump in. If you're planning a boat dive you pack your gear and walk just a few steps more to the boat loading area. You can't beat the ease and convenience of diving at Sunset House.

Even more important than the convenience is the availability. Located just off shore is a reef system that, while much of it is not spectacular, is fun to dive, and you don't have to mess with boats. Our typical day of diving at Sunset House begins with a two-tank morning boat dive. In the afternoon we may take the one-tank boat dive or opt for a shore dive at Sunset House or some other location. After completing our day dives we visit the dive shop and secure tanks for our evening dives. Most days we do one night dive and sometimes two depending on how exhausted we might be. Four dives in a day isn't uncommon for Anne and I when we're in the mood. Five, admittedly, is pushing it, but is occasionally doable.

The pictures on this page were all taken while diving at the Sunset Hose reef. Enjoy!

What better way to start than by looking at pictures of the Sunset House reef's two resident and friendly Gray Angels. Like Fred did in previous years, these two angels (as yet unnamed ... em, let's think of a name, how about Ralph and Alice in honor of the "The Honeymooners."

Anne enticing a Gray Angel pair
Anne coaxing Ralph and Alice to come closer
Gray Angels at Sunset House Reef
Ralph and Alice in a close encounter
of the swim by kind
Gray Angel at Sunset House Reef
Ralph, or is it Alice, nibbling
Gray Angel at Sunset House Reef
Ralph and Alice are never far away
Gray Angel at Sunset House Reef
Gray Angel at Sunset House Reef
If only Anne had been closer this would have been great!
Anne watching the Gray Angels

Ralph and Alice accompanied us on every dive and were never far away. I'm sure, had we brought food, they would have been all over us along with the common Yellowtail Snapper. Yellowtail Snappers are appropriately named because they certainly do a lot of snapping when food is around, which is why we didn't bring the food. When feeding these eager, friendly fish you attract a horde of fish, so much so that you can hardly see the diver in the picture because they are hidden by the surrounding fish.

The picture at left is one I'm almost proud of. Over the years my progression in underwater photography has moved from focusing strictly on the fish to trying to create underwater scenes including divers. Had Anne just been a few more inches to the right this would have been a near perfect picture and signaled another achievement of my improving underwater photography skills. Unfortunately, not this time. Maybe next time! We'll just have to wait and see.

Diving Sunset House there are several objectives you can steer for. You can just mull around the reef area in 40 to 60 foot depths and enjoy the tropical marine life; you can head for the Mermaid statue or a small wreck, both located not far from shore. Anne and I opted to visit the Mermaid this last trip to have our picture taken with the lady of the sea.

When we arrived at the Mermaid I proceeded to take Anne's picture next to the statue. Then I turned the camera over to Anne for her to take my picture. The first shot she took (above right) was the good one. I'm being a good boy in that shot, but I have to admit, being a man, I wanted to be naughty. So I directed Anne to take a second shot of me and the Mermaid.

The Teat Shot
Continue to the next page to enjoy more underwater photographs taken on our trips to Grand Cayman.