25 October 2010

The Dutch Know How to Run an Island

OR

WHY I FRAKKING LOVE CURAÇAO!


You start the week with a gorgeous sunset:


Add nine non-native lionfish found during six separate dives:


A scorpionfish who doesn't know jack about camouflage:


Since it's close to Halloween, you also need some brains, BRAINS, BRAINS!


Mix in some gorgeous Dutch architecture and blue skies:


Give in to the awesomeness of Caribbean color schemes and WTF is an HOA?


Add a kiss from a dolphin named Annie:


Don't forget some discordant dolphin singing courtesy of Annie and Caiyo:


Throw in a five-person research sub courtesy of Substation Curaçao:


And a healthy pinch of Ty-man who saw the ocean at 441 feet:


All for the love of a deep shipwreck called the Stella Maris:


Look out Robert Ballard, here she comes!


Yep, it was an awesome week. Fill you in on the details as the days progress. Let's just say that I'm one happy scuba diver!

13 comments:

Dave2 said...

Why do you love it? You obviously had a terrible time! :-)

HEATHER said...

Glad you had a great time! ;-)

LceeL said...

Cool looking stuff.

The deepest I've ever been with a tank on my back is the bottom of a swimming pool - It's my favorite method of vacuuming the pool - just lay there in all that cool water and move the vacuum around the bottom.

Muskrat said...

Can the Dutch come run my household?
Glad the trip went well for y'all...

Barbara said...

Amazing, Heather. (And an amazing Heather, too.)

sybil law said...

JEALOUS!
But so glad you had an awesome time!!

Finn said...

I'm jealous too! How dare you go without us... ;)

hello haha narf said...

oh heather, i am THRILLED that you had the opportunity to experience such incredible things! crazy happy for you!!

i'm curious how you felt diving...still anxious or did it give way?

already looking forward to more photos with stories and photos from your trip.

Ren said...

Awesome!

Kim - Mommycosm said...

Oh, yeah. The Dutch do know how to run an island :) Did you wave to Aruba for me?

Avitable said...

I love the photo of the dolphin kissing you.

Patois said...

That looks so fabulous. Lucky b*tch.

Shelli said...

Just the dolphins would be enough for me!