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Reef from SpaceKay and I have always enjoyed snorkeling whenever we could, so, when were were about 60 years old we took a course and became certified Scuba divers. We continued to dive with tanks until we were in our 70's. Kay remembers diving in Tahiti on her 71st Birthday with Jean-Michel Cousteau, and he autographed her Log Book " I enjoyed diving with you". 

 Later we found that commercial dive operators, particularly in Australia, were not too keen on taking us on and they began to requre all kinds of extra documentation, such as exams by Australian Physicians certified to make Diving Physicals. So we went back to snorkeling which is almost as much fun and doesn't require the weights, tanks and gear. We have dived many times on the Great Barrier Reef both with and without diving equipment. Our favorite sites are near Lizard Island, north of Cooktown in Queensland. We dove several times in Tahiti and also at Kona, Fiji, and The Carribbean. We have taken hundreds of underwater pictures.

Photo: NASA The Great Barrier Reef from space.

 

This is an aerial photo of Lizard Island from The Lizard Island Resort Brochure.

 

Lizard Island

Emperor fish at Lizard.

 

 

 

 

 

Emperor Fish at Lizard Island

Emperor

This Fish is rare because it had been over fished. It can be a special treat. If you get a chance try it. 

 Fish nearby

 

 

 

There are many  other colorful fish nearby.     

 

 

 

 

Staghorn Coral

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Clam Garden

 

 

 

 

Most mornings we will swim around the clam gardens at one of Lizard  Island's many secluded beaches.  

       

 

 

 

 

 

Me in Full gear

 

 

 

 

 

 

You gotta love doing this.

 

 

 

 

Diving Together

 

Kay at Cod Hole

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don't Bother the fish 

Don't Bother the fish

  

Kay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Smiling for the camera

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Smile

 

 

 

   

 

        

 

  

Grouper                                                                

Soft Coral-1 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

K &Me

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo: Gerald Tesslier,St Barthlemey 2005

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Cod Hole













Kay at Cod Hole

 

 

This is the famous Cod Hole near Lizard Island where 400 pound friendly Potato Cod daily greet divers who can feed and pet them.

 

 

 

Trumpet Fish Ornate Butterfly fish

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Turtle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kona Tangs Tangs-2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HumuHumuNukuNukuAwpaAwpa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Nemo

Soft Coral

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Underwater Photos: Bill and Kay Kibby

 

 

 

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