Posted by seahunt on September 01, 2012 at 05:58:52:|
"And the sea will grant each man new hope". Christopher Columbus
Have you ever wondered what makes a diver?
This is just a test, so I'll put in something dive related. First test failed.
Lets try again.
Well, I covered as much of the area as I could and didn't see
much in the way of lobster. I slowly worked my way back and forth
deeper until I was at about 12 feet. It was a long tank at that
depth, even with a lot of exertion. Already the muscles on the
inside of my thighs were saying something about cramps and it
being a good time to finish this swim. I headed into deeper water
towards the boat. I was still looking and seeing all kinds of neat
critters and plants, but no bugs. Finally, going along a rock
pile, I got a glimpse of a nice lobster back in some rocks.
Unfortunately, it was in a well protected hole. The rocks were
about the size of a microwave oven, so the holes between them were
too small for me to fit into and the bug was in about 4 feet. The
bug had about three holes in front of him and then a real nice
little hole behind him to back into. A quick grab was not going to
get near him. I just kept on swimming... a little ways.
I came back and since I knew I could never get to him through
the front, I wanted to see if there was any way to get behind him.
Sure enough, through a hole in the rocks, I could see his tail
about 3 feet down between the rocks. He had moved back a bit when
I swam by. I am a bit hard to miss. He was just a bit into his
inner hole, but not all the way. I started knocking little purple
urchins down the hole, trying to make them hit his tail. These
were so small that they fell like dandilions. I didn't want to
wave at them because if the bug felt the motion of the water, he
would worry about what was above him, not behind. Truthfully, I
had tried this and variations of this, many times before, but each
time, the bug had just about invariably moved back into their inner
safe hole. I decided to look for some small rocks to drop in. I had
to look a little ways. When I came back to the hole, the bug wasn't
visible. I didn't know if it had gone in or out. I looked from the
front, low down where the front holes were. He wasn't visible in
the first two, but as I came around the rock to the third one, I
almost hit his antennae with my mask. I backed off quick and out he
came. He was still in a safe position, so I backed around the rock
until I could only see his horns and front legs. He came all the
way out of the hole, still in a good position to dart back to
safety, but there was a rock in front of him. When he had climbed
all the way onto it, I pounced with both hands. A nice 3 pounder in
Enjoy the diving, seahunt