An afternoon was spent with a “Deep Water Snorkel” at Vicente Roca Point on Isabela Island within a hidden enclave of Green Sea Turtles. At least 20 Green Sea Turtles of varying ages floated among the algae filled rocks of the cove. Along with Galapagos Penguins, Galapagos Sea Lions and Blue Footed Boobies, one joins nature in the water.
A magical hour was spent floating in the cold waters and floating with sea turtles as the ocean current moved us across the reef.
There were times I was so close to the sea turtles, I was afraid that I’d hit them with my fins so I would spin around to avoid getting in their way. This was the first Deep Water Snorkel that I have done and while I can swim, clearly I was having sensory overload. There was so much to look at, and so much cove to explore. The huge variety of tropical fish was outstanding, while the sea turtles seemed never ending.
It’s taken me a little while to create this video as I had many clips of the hour I was in the water. Youtube offers a stabilization feature, so while the video is steadier, the frame jumps to keep it straight. Tell me what you think, I can always remove this feature. The little handheld underwater video camera I had was, to say the least, inferior. The display screen couldn’t be seen underwater, so all I could to is hope that the camera was taping what I was trying to get.
I do hope you take the time to watch this 15 minute video, there are a couple of surprise visitors along the way. Check out minutes 2.50, 10.56 and 13.23.