Carnival Miracle Day 6 – St Kitts

Today was another dive day so we met up for early breakfast and got off the ship as soon as we could. We met the owners of Pro Divers shop outside the port gates and they walked us around the corner to wait for their van. It ended up being a long wait but at least we were in some shade. We finally made it to the shop for gear pickup and boarded the dive boat. Our first dive was a wreck but I never got the name of either site today. Shame on me.  It was about forty-five feet and had a pretty open boat

looking down on the wreck from the surface


looking in the portholes

checking out the boat

you can't see me!

that we swam through  

following the leader through the wreck

and what’s left of a bus and a tractor.  

old bus

hubby... shoulda taken that left at albequerque

hubby: she thinks my tractor's sexy

We saw part of an octopus that was comfortably holed up nearly out of site. All I really caught of him was his beak and that’s about all the camera got too.

shy octopus

And we saw an eel but there was so much silt stirred up that my camera had a tough time focusing on him. 


It was a lot of fun exploring the three wrecks and seeing fun creatures. 

squirrel fish in the porthole

candycane shrimp

tire fish?

Our second dive was at a reef a couple miles offshore. It was nearly seventy feet and was a beautiful site.

my camo is better than your camo

i dream of genie... and by the way, these things are incredibly camera-shy

so much beauty under the sea

We saw a couple beautiful lionfish 

the black lionfish was far prettier than the white one

and a not-so-pretty scorpionfish.



It was a very mellow dive.

hubby holding his hands behind his back because i yelled at him about holding onto me so that he could conserve O2 by having me drag him around




lobster, it's what's for dinner

pipe organ?


not as effective a hiding spot as he thought

school of fish

school of divers - yes i am amused by the resemblance between this and the above pic

I liked that the guide today didn’t make us all surface together. Instead, he let us watch our own air and computers and we were able to use all the bottom time we could/wanted.

40+' of perfect clarity

me and hubby

showing my love

riding the safety stop

there's some story to the flying donkey but it comes from their prior cruising together so i'm not in the loop

When we got back on the boat, we were running a bit later than expected and the boat bypassed the shop and dropped us off near the cruise port instead, which was nice and convenient. Although it didn’t make all that wet gear any lighter to carry.

hubby, me, and miracle

st kitts


We got back to our room to rinse all our gear and hang it to dry and then went to lido for a light snack since we missed lunch. We happened to be up there when it was time to sail away from St Kitts so we went up to deck to wave goodbye. It was a lovely island from the water. The past guest reception (sadly ours was at a different time from the rest of the group) finished us off and we went to dinner stuffed. This early dinner thing has been pretty difficult for those of us who are used to eating late at home. We decided to go to the main show with Sylvis and Peach. It was a comedic ventriloquist, Mr Phil Hughes. Overall, we were not impressed. He did a bit at the end of his show where he called three audience members up on stage and used them for “dummies” and that part was pretty funny but the rest of it was a little ho-hum. I feel like we’ve been a pretty tough crowd this week.  

towel animal du jour: tortoise