Hawksbill Turtle at Sunset House Reef

For whatever unknown reasons Anne and I have always had exceptional luck in spotting some magnificent underwater life while diving at Sunset House. In 1992 we were fortunate enough to view a resident octopus several times, along with Fred (the friendly Nassau Grouper), squid and a few Tarpon.

This year we were equally fortunate. On one dive Anne spotted a nice turtle that accommodated my photography quite well. On another she spotted three good size Tarpon. All things considered, she did an excellent job in the spotting department while I was busy taking pictures.


When Anne first spotted the turtle he was nibbling away at the coral not far away. As soon as I approached he began to swim away. This first picture (left) was taken just as I approached him. As he began to swim away, upward toward the surface, I followed. It was a busy time with having to adjust the light and aperture settings on the camera, but I'm happy with the result.

Hawksbill Turtle at Sunset House Reef
Hawksbill Turtle at Sunset House Reef
Hawksbill Turtle at Sunset House Reef
Hawksbill Turtle at Sunset House Reef
Tarpon swimming close Tarpon swimming close
Tarpon swimming close

OK, so I still have to practice taking shots of those silvery fish like the Tarpon. I haven't had that much experience with them and these three definitely didn't want to get to close. As soon as I approached them they turned and swam away with me in hot pursuit. Needless to say, after a short time I ran out of gas and they just kept going and going and going.

On our first dive at Sunset House we also spotted a Barracuda, but he was to far away and to fast for me get any pictures of him. Sorry, maybe next time.

Continue to the next page to enjoy more underwater photos taken at Sunset House.

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