Fab Photos Friday: A Wrap Up of the Isla de la Plata, Ecuador

So you don’t think I a have become a scuba diver…

These photos were taken by a true adventurer – Tam Warner of travelswithtam.com  Enjoy these amazing photos from her most recent trip to Ecuador.

A gorgeous turtle.

A gorgeous turtle.

I have spent the last two weeks as a volunteer diver in Ecuador.  The diving here can be tough, and it is not easy to get out to the sites, either.  Luxury is not available in Puerto Lopez.  But I thought the boat was as comfortable as I could have hoped for, and the hotel is nice and clean.  It has been an incredible experience, diving with the scientists of the Marine Megafauna Foundation, and with the dive company, Exploramar.  I will talk about my experiences here in a future post, but for now, enjoy the scenery!

Incredible encounter with a Manta Ray

One of the most interesting urchins I've ever seen!!!

A juvenile King Angelfish


This beautiful manta has hitch hikers on board!

A guitarfish!

Holding on because the current and surge is so strong!

Strong current!

Sea Turtles are so awesome, dude!

So many seastars here!

A Humphead Parrotfish and a Moorish Idol

Stiped Porcupinefish look like ET!

Photographing these gentle giants in order to identify them.

A Green Pacific Moray eel is spotted!

Gorgeous Hawkfish

Snowflake Moray Eel

Blue footed boobies can be a bit scary!  Look at that beak!

Scorpionfish at Isla de la Plata.

I could not have asked for better people to dive with!

I am thrilled that Tam was willing to share her fab photos of this adventure with us. We can all live vicariously through her!

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4 thoughts on “Fab Photos Friday: A Wrap Up of the Isla de la Plata, Ecuador”

  1. Wow! Just amazing! I think I could handle the fishes, the eel and even the turtle but that Manta Ray???? OMG!! Beautiful but so huge!! Looking forward to reading more about the experience.


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