Pic of the Day – Ball of Jacks

Ball of Jacks

Another stroll down memory lane – this time to Cocos Island, Costa Rica (2006). Like the Galapagos Islands, Cocos Island is a mecca for shark-loving divers. You’ve gotta be a keener – the 36 hour crossing, on open ocean, is not for the weak of heart (or stomach), but the rewards are the thrills of diving with schools of hammerhead sharks, and the night dive with marauding white tip sharks.

This huge ball of jacks was so dense that when I swam into the school, it got very dark indeed. To be privileged to see such healthy populations of fish (especially sharks!) warmed this jaded diver’s heart.

I did a multimedia slideshow for this epic trip. Sadly, it is only viewable on PCs, or on Macs with a PC bootcamp installed. To see the show, follow this link to a slideshow download page —-> Cocos Island Sploogefest.

About Judy G Diver

Born and raised on the west coast of Canada, I have always felt a strong connection to the sea. But for many years, I stayed on the surface, afraid of what lurked down deep. When I was in my early 30's, with three young children (aka the P's), my husband (aka Mr G) signed us up for a SCUBA certification course, as a surprise. Although I had my fears, my stubbornness prevailed, and somehow I made it through four murky, frigid, cold water dives in Vancouver to successfully pass the course. Soon after we went diving off the west coast of Mexico, in the Sea of Cortez, where my eyes were opened to the beauty and other-worldliness of the life down under. And the rest, as they say, is history. I currently have well over 2000 dives under the belt, and I have been fortunate to travel extensively in Asia, Australia, Fiji, Galapagos, Costa Rica, California, the Caribbean, Mexico and here in British Columbia. After shooting hefty DSLRs for many years, I just switched over to a groovy Olympus Micro Four Thirds camera, in a Nauticam housing, with dual Sea & Sea strobes and a bag full of lenses. In addition to this blog and my personal website (Awoosh.com/Directory), which is linked at the top of the blog, my stuff has been widely published in a variety of magazines and websites, including an ongoing regular monthly feature on Scubadiving.com. All links to this work can be found in this blog.
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