As with most new experiences today's snorkeling expedition was froth with excitement, a little peril and a massive learning curve. I rapidly discovered that not only does sea water taste incredibly foul but that it is too astringent on the eyes.
--Note to self make sure you get one of these!
Feeling like Triton's own daughter I was finally able to enjoy the scenery. It was amazing to me how alien the world looks under the water. From massive brain corals that looked a double for extra-terrestrial eggs to fan-like or branchy Gorgonian corals resembling more flora than fauna. We swam through miniature coral canyons and underwater savannas. At one point there was a fish I could swear was following our snorkeling party.