Passe Tumakohua

We had some better luck on the photography front yesterday. This is a black tip reef shark—at about four feet long, she is one of the smaller sharks in the pass and one of the few swimming in the shallow section above the coral. We also spotted grey and white tip reef sharks, some as long as six feet and huskier than this one. We were surprised at how different the experience was than the previous day, the water more clear, more shark movement, and more fish along the reef near the surface. We also had some friends join us; in the background with Dominic are our friends Ryan and Nicole of s/v Naoma, who grabbed their snorkel gear 20 minutes after dropping anchor, hopped in our dinghy, and joined us for the drift dive.