VIDEO: Swimming with a Sea Turtle at the reef

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Thu Jun 05, 2014 5:41 pm

I had the great good luck to spend the last 2 weeks of May in paradise. And on top of that good luck I was fortunate enough to have beautiful weather and spectacularly clear water for 90% of my time there. I spent all day every day on the beach and in the water. It was a soul-rejuvenating trip.

On the 24th I drove down to the Navarre Beach Marine Park and spent several hours snorkeling the reef where I had the pleasure of bumping into "Grumpy", the resident sea turtle! Now, I'd heard of Grumpy from the folks at the Sea Turtle Conservation Center (who named Grumpy, and who have sort of adopted him as an unofficial mascot. It is Grumpy that is painted on the exterior wall of the Center), and I'd seen a couple of photos of Grumpy in the reef system. But I'd never "met" him face to face. Well, we got to be best buds after spending 15-20 minutes swimming together!

While swimming with Grumpy was certainly the highlight of the day there was plenty of other beautiful fish and sites as well on that crystal clear day, and I videoed all of it! I edited it all down to a 3:23 video that you can watch here:

*******Be sure to bump up the resolution to HD - either 720p or 1080p - or else it will look like garbage*********

http://youtu.be/3j52qJ7JURY
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Thu Jun 05, 2014 9:53 pm

Thoroughly delightful! Thank you so much for posting this lovely video! The reefs have really populated nicely since your last video posts! 8)

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Fri Jun 06, 2014 9:25 am

Great video Jeff.

Glad you enjoyed it back in Paradise.
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Fri Jun 06, 2014 11:09 am

Thanks AG & BJ!
Had a great time!
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Fri Jun 06, 2014 2:04 pm

Felt like I was swimming right along with you.............thanks so much for sharing! Beautiful fish, water, and turtle! :D



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Sat Jul 05, 2014 9:29 am

No kidding....another spectacular video Dolfnfan. Thanks for sharing. Man, do I need to be there......down by the sea there!
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