In this Episode we find Tintipán, the most beautiful place we’ve seen on our travels so far. There’s a lagoon in this island that has one of the most dense photo-plankton occurrences in the world. Seriously it’s one of the most amazing underwater experiences. We both got naked and jumped in at night, with no moon, and it looked like we were on fire.
Unfortunately there’s no camera that will pickup this light, so it was for our eyes only (we tried). You’ll just have to trust us on the description.
We spearfish, actually Kimmi speared her first fish here in Tintipán, we sail and try to finally find a place with clear water. Haven’t had that since the Cayman Islands!
We’re currently in Boca Chica, Panama. Very close to the border to Costa Rica. We’ve been out here exploring the islands and went spearfishing every day! We really have to get back in form, after TWO months without water to swim in (we don’t count James’ swim in the Canal).
We met up with Caryn and Gary from s/v Illimite in Grand Cayman and they took us out to one of the most beautiful dive sites! This particular one is at ~65ft. There are over 300 mooring balls surrounding the island for boats to use so they don’t have to anchor and potentially damage the reef! That’s genius. Well done.
We saw rays, moray eels, turtles, groupers, and tons of species of fish.
Finally done with the first episode! Super exited to share this. Flew from Hawaii to Ft Myers, Florida to look at a catamaran, and ended up living there for 2 months while refitting and getting her ready for sea. It was tough, and a great learning experience. I’ve video-documented much of the process, and will be putting out detailed how-to videos, maybe they will help someone in their journey.
In this video we get a walkthrough on how to change the bands on your speargun. Good skill to have when sailing around the world… The salty air rots these bands FAST! I keep the spare rubber in the refrigerator.
Big thank you to Nautilus Spearfishing for the demonstration. Please visit the shop’s website: nautilusspear.com