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A Snorkeling Trip Under Bocas Del Toro

Dear Luke and Leia,

Today we were under Bocas Del Toro and yes, I said that right: under. We took a snorkeling trip to see the colorful fish and vibrant reef life in the islands off of the north coast of Panama.

Snorkeling Under Bocas Del Toro Panama

We think that snorkeling is almost as much fun as SCUBA diving. Before you guys were born Nana and I had a huge saltwater fish tank. It was cool seeing ones we used to keep in their natural environment. The reef was so colorful and full of life.

Nana was laughing, with the fish darting everywhere and me trying to use an underwater camera for the first time. I did get a few good shots, but I really need more practice. Just thought I would share what we saw and my efforts with you guys.

Flame scallop hiding in the coral.
Flame scallop hiding in the coral.
View out over the reef with a Damsel fish being camera shy.
View out over the reef with a damsel fish acting camera shy.
Love the purple on these sponges.
Can you see the sea urchins? I love the brilliant purple on these sponges, and I guess the brittle starfish does, too.
Feather duster tube worms in Bocas del Toro Panama ... reach for them and they'll disappear.
Feather duster tube worms are fun! If you try to touch them they'll disappear into their tube.
A pair of Butterfly fish working the reef for morsels.
A pair of butterfly fish working the reef for morsels.

There are not many images to share this time, but these few are not too bad. I will do some practicing and try for some more another time. We miss you guys. See you soon.


Nana and Pap

P.S. – If you have Pinterest you can click the top left of any photos in our story to add them to your Pinterest boards. We would actually like that a whole lot.

My kind of life: a home on the water in Bocas Del Toro, Panama
Pier leading out to a home on the water in Bocas Del Toro.
A tropical drink in Bocas del Toro, Panama: pineapple and orange juices blended with grenadine syrup.
A tropical drink: pineapple and orange juices blended with grenadine syrup.
Still quiet waters make snorkeling a breeze even for the most beginners.
Quiet waters make snorkeling a breeze, even for beginners.


Written by Dan

Professional photographer specializing in street, food and travel shots at As We Saw It travel blog. Enjoys catching children at play, showing their innocence in every situation … we all can learn that, to be content with what our Father in heaven has provided. Photography is unique in that it captures light in all forms, and since the Bible says YHVH (God) is light, photography captures Him in many forms.

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