Nurse Sharks, Spiny Lobsters, Moray Eels…Oh My!

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Nurse Shark, San Pedro Belize

Nurse Shark, San Pedro Belize

While on a recent dive trip off the  coast of San Pedro, Belize, I was able to get up close and personal with some beautiful creatures!  For the above Nurse Shark video, I used the red filter on my GoPro Hero 4. During my next dive, I will probably abandon the filters and just use some underwater lights. The coloration did not turn out the way that I had envisioned.  I did attempt to alter the color a bit with iMovie, but the coloration is still a bit off.  Regardless, the content is good and I hope you will enjoy it!  Unlike the video of the Nurse Shark, the Spiny Lobster video was filmed with artificial lighting. A diving group friend friend spotted the lobster and I was able to capture the video below with my trusty camera.

Spiny Lobster, San Pedro Belize Marine Sanctuary

Spiny Lobster, San Pedro Belize Marine Sanctuary

The Moray Eel clip was filmed at approximately 60 feet without a red filter or artificial lighting.  As you can see, at this depth the blues and greens are the prominent colors visible to the human eye.

Green Moray Eel, San Pedro Belize

Green Moray Eel, San Pedro Belize

One of the great things about diving on a near shore reef is that it’s only a short boat ride to most dive locations (Usually between  5-10 minutes.)  Even being that close to shore, we were able to dive in waters between 60 and 110 feet. If you are a scuba diver and you haven’t been to Belize, I would highly recommend it.  Belize has many exhilarating dive spots filled with beautiful reefs! I still have a few more videos to download from the GoPro and will attempt to have them ready next week to wrap up our Belize trip posts.

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