Sunday, May 16, 2010
Birthday at Sea (Cabo #5)
Under water, they were enormous compared to me. Their big brown eyes dwarfed mine. We dove together, twisted, turned, and flipped. I blew bubbles. They blew them back. Suddenly, my diving companions sighted my friends and en mass descended. My friends took a quick exit. I swam as quickly as I could, but withing seconds, they had passed from my sight.
Our boat continued further out into the ocean till our guide stopped. We dove into the middle of a giant silver sturgeon ball. Occasional white imposters flashed occasionally in the thousands of swishing bodies that swirled around us as a single entity. My mind melded with the borg, till reality called me back to the boat.
Briz used his Spanish to talk our guide into a deeper look at the ocean. Soon, it appeared that a raptor flew out of the ocean then dove back down. Then another and another.
The sea was alive with fish taking flight. Mobula Rays, full of the joy of mating, leapt, soared, then dove. Finally we stopped directly over a school of rays. Without wasting a moment, Briz and I fell back in the water and took advantage of the few minutes the rays were unaware of our presence to enjoy this rare opportunity.
Our final dive took us to the coral reef. Once again, the strange creature that was Briz and I set off together to discover new life. We followed a Morray Eel amidst the unique coral formations, we pointed out the sea anemones, we embraced the world that lives on most of our planet but escapes our view.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BRIZ. May 41 treat you kindly. May I treat you kindly. May our four legged creature work as well above land as it does under sea.