"S" is for sharks. It was tough to pick just one "S" as Seahorse and Stingray were close contenders. This picture may not be the cleanest but represents the large number of sharks that surrounded us and was one of the best dives I've ever been on. It was a shark dive with Stuart's Cove in the Bahamas. They are always on Shark Week sharing shark stories. This dive had the divers form a circle on the bottom and then shark feeders were in the middle to feed these Caribbean Reef Sharks. There were about 40+ that showed up swimming so close to us as you can see. This dive was the one that took my fear of sharks away and can't wait to do it again!
"T" for Toadfish. This Splendid Toadfish is typically only found in Cozumel. They lurk under ledges and you don't typically see more than their face and front fins. I've never seen one swimming, not sure what the back half of the body even looks like. Fun fact - They actually croak! That's how they got their name.
"V" is for Volkswagen and yes, this one is underwater. In Isla Mujeres Mexico it is part of an underwater museum. For this unique museum, they hired English sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor. Today, MUSA consists of over 500 permanent life-sized and monumental sculptures and is one of the largest and most ambitious underwater artificial art attractions in the world. http://musamexico.org/
"W" is for Whale Shark. One of my favorites! Went snorkeling (wouldn't let us dive with them) with these gentle giants 3 times in Mexico, an amazing experience. For up close and personal, to see inside their mouth and to reassure you they have no plans to eat us - I have a quick video for you - https://tstravels.smugmug.com/Vacation/Isla-Mujeres-Mexico-August-2016/i-jhH85GP/A