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Weekly Photo Challenge: Wall


Once again, I’ll try for an entirely different interpretation of “Wall.”  We have just returned from a wonderful trip to Australia and New Zealand where we got to experience many different things and saw many, many walls which would qualify for this challenge.  I’ve chosen to take the scuba diver’s definition of wall for my submission.  In a diver’s vernacular, a wall is a vertical surface rising from the depths of the ocean.  They are always impressive to experience because as you look down, the world just fades away into the blue.  On one of our dives while on the Spirit of Freedom in the Coral Sea we had a diver’s dream – a vertical wall falling down to 2000′ below, crystal clear water with visibility over 150′, and no other divers with us on the wall.  It was even more majestic as this wall had pristine soft corals everywhere and we were adopted by a single white tip shark that followed us closely throughout the dive.  It was definitely a wall, and a moment, to remember.

Colorful soft coral on "our wall"

Colorful soft coral on “our wall”

The photo above gives you an idea of the colorful adornments to the wall.  Thats my wife, Dee, examining other  parts for the many creatures that live in the many nooks and crannies.

Our constant companion

Our constant companion

This is another photo of Dee with our friendly white tip.  You normally see them just cruising by occasionally but this one stayed close to us for almost an hour.

8 responses

  1. In Cozumel, the are in which we dive is also called The Wall.

    March 13, 2015 at 12:11 pm

    • Petalpusher – there are many wall dives all around the world but it is unusual to have one totally to yourself….. 🙂

      March 17, 2015 at 12:19 pm

  2. How cool that you had a personal “escort” among the coral. 🙂

    March 14, 2015 at 7:44 am

    • Jackie,
      It really was nice of him/her to go out of his/her way to show us the area….

      March 17, 2015 at 12:21 pm

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  5. These are beautiful photos, Scott. It must have been an amazing experience, especially with the white-tip keeping you company so long!

    April 7, 2015 at 12:05 pm

    • Dounia – Its always nice to have a local “guide”

      April 10, 2015 at 12:12 pm

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