Aruba 2023 - The Water

We found a great snorkeling spot off the beach next to ours. We went there almost every morning to revisit a few lobsters and other sea life. We also did a morning snorkel boat trip out to 3 sites. The highlight of the boat snorkeling was seeing multiple turtles.

Be sure to check out the companion 'land' album - Aruba 2023 - The Land  .

Stringray on the bottom
Later, I discovered it was a dead stingray -- now flipped over
Doctorfish tangs [Acanthurus chirurgus]
Sand diver
French Angelfish
Curious Sargeant Major fish
Sonia & Sargeant Major fish
Four Eye Butterfly Fish
Chubs
Octopus grabbing conch shell
Octopus grabbing conch shell -- detail
Octopus dragging conch shell to its lair
Octopus moving across a rock
Octopus prying its conch shell
Octopus in its lair - conch shell bottom center
Octopus trying to extract critter from a conch shell #1
Octopus trying to extract critter from a conch shell #2
Octopus guarding its conch shell -- note blowhole opening & closing
Octopus skin changing colors to match its environment
Sonia snorkeling above a school of French angelfish