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Blue Monday: Deeper Into The Blue

Damselfish

Blue Monday: Deeper Into The Blue

These pretty little blue-finned fish are found in the seas of the Eastern Atlantic and The Mediterranean. It’s called a Damselfish (Chromis chromis) and we found these small ones in the seas off Kos this year. They are mostly juveniles, going by their colouring. They swim in shoals at depths between two and forty metres. I was incredibly lucky that this shoal came closer to the surface, while feeding on the rocks, where we were snorkeling!

We snorkel every year and I have been desperately trying to improve my few skills in underwater photography on each trip. The time has now come to attempt to delve a bit deeper into the blue seas of the Mediterranean! In order to do so, Simon and I are starting our PADI Open Water Dive (Scuba) training. At the moment we’re working on our coursework (knowledge development) with the dive video and manual. Lots to take in and memorise before our classroom theory, confined water and open water dives, starting in a couple of weeks time! I may not be particularly responsive online until we finish our course and, hopefully, get out certificates on December 5th. Keep your fingers (or fins!) crossed for us! I’ll try to keep posting (more fish perhaps?) but I apologise if you don’t hear anything more from me.

Blue Monday is hosted by Jeanne at Backyard Neighbor in honour of Smiling Sally
Smiling Sally

23 comments on “Blue Monday: Deeper Into The Blue

    • Thanks Chris πŸ™‚ We managed 100% on all the theory! Not that it was particularly difficult. The open water dives have had to be postponed to January as water temperature at the lake dropped too low for wetsuits! It’s going to be good to get the drysuit training anyway as it’s often needed for UK waters. My finning is utterly useless though. Legs won’t stay straight! Going to ask my physio if I can do some more hydrotherapy to try and work out which muscles are letting me down and find a solution. Loving it all so far though πŸ™‚

  1. Hello Sarah, We were traveling all day yesterday to arrive home from FL late last night. We came home to a full day of obligations, thus my late comments to my Blue Monday friends.

    These underwater photos are magical. I love the little fish and a view of under the sea. We have snorkeled in the past quite a lot in key West and in Mexico on vacation. We loved it. I think it is awesome that you are learning to scuba dive. I have no doubt that you will do just great.

    Happy Blue Monday. I look forward to when you can post again.
    Hugs,
    Jeanne

    • Hi Jeanne, sorry for not replying sooner! A very busy few weeks but it’s all been great so far. More training required for drysuits that can cope with how cold the lake water has become! It’s been very frosty here but I like cold, crisp winter days πŸ™‚ We snorkel almost every day when we’re in Kos! I just love the freedom of movement I get in the water πŸ™‚ Mexico is on my destination bucket list! Yucatan peninsula in particular. Hope you’re enjoying the festive season πŸ™‚

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