A few underwater photos from Roatán, Honduras

Because I'm training for my Divemaster certification, underwater photography ranks pretty much dead last on my list of priorities when I go diving these days. But here are a few shots from my most recent trip to Honduras. One of the biggest challenges of underwater photography is the loss of color. The reefs are alive with color, at times exploding with color, but the deeper you go, the more light you lose, and the more light you lose, the more color you lose.

Turtles are probably my favorite thing to see underwater. They're so graceful. Swimming alongside them is amazing.

I'm not able to confidently identify this fish. I think maybe it's some sort of jack. 

Conch shells aren't just for your grandmother's beach-home shelf, and actually you should never purchase them; they're living creatures, arguably endangered, and they belong underwater, not on your shelf or dinner plate; if you're patient enough when you find one underwater, and you remain still, you'll probably be lucky enough to see one poke its eyes out of its shell.
I found this giant hermit crab about 100 feet deep.

Maybe the largest sharksucker I've ever seen. A bit creepy, a bit beautiful, a bit of a nuisance. 

Face-to-face with a sharksucker.

A decent example of some giant barrel corral. I wish I could've properly preserved the color of the reef. 

My friend Willem on the surface after one of our dives.