Snorkeling was OK in a few places, not so great in others. Here are some of the pictures that I got from the Caribbean Reefs.

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Reef Life in the Caribbean

Sea Plant
Sea Plant. (574k)
Rope Sponge
Rope Sponge. (752k)
Rope Sponge
Rope Sponge. (714k)
Brown Bowl Sponge (Cribrochalina vasculum)
Brown Bowl Sponge (Cribrochalina vasculum). (674k)
Yellow Tube Sponge (Aplysina fistularis)
Yellow Tube Sponge (Aplysina fistularis, french: Éponge tuyau d'orgue). (512k)
Yellow Tube Sponge (Aplysina fistularis)
Yellow Tube Sponge (Aplysina fistularis, french: Éponge tuyau d'orgue). (540k)
Yellow Tube Sponge (Aplysina insularis)
Yellow Tube Sponge (Aplysina insularis). (612k)
Yellow Tube Sponge (Aplysina insularis)
Yellow Tube Sponge (Aplysina insularis). (611k)
Huge Tube Shaped Sponge
Huge tube shaped sponge. It was about 40 cm (16") in diameter. (443k)
Brain Coral (Mussidae gen.)
Brain Coral (Mussidae gen.), Sea Fan (Alcyonacea fam., german: Weichkorallen), Soft Coral (Alcyonacea fam., german: Weichkorallen). (691k)
Brain Coral (Mussidae gen.)
Brain Coral (Mussidae gen.) and Soft Coral. (594k)
Brain Coral (Mussidae gen.)
Brain Coral (Mussidae gen.). (686k)
Brain Coral (Mussidae gen.)
Brain Coral (Mussidae gen.). (886k)
Elkhorn Coral (Acropora palmata)
Elkhorn Coral (Acropora palmata, german: Elchgeweih­koralle, french: Corail Corne d’élan). (628k)
Soft Coral (Alcyonacea fam.)
Sea Fan (Alcyonacea fam., german: Weichkorallen), a type of Soft Coral. (585k)
Soft Coral (Alcyonacea fam.)
Sea Fan (Alcyonacea fam., german: Weichkorallen), a type of Soft Coral. (656k)
Soft Coral (Alcyonacea fam.)
Sea Fan (Alcyonacea fam., german: Weichkorallen), a type of Soft Coral. (755k)
Christmas Tree Worm (Spirobranchus giganteus)
Christmas Tree Worms (Spirobranchus giganteus, german: Weihnachtsbaum­wurm, french: Spirobranche-arbre de Noël). (802k)
Christmas Tree Worm (Spirobranchus giganteus)
Christmas Tree Worms (Spirobranchus giganteus, german: Weihnachtsbaum­wurm, french: Spirobranche-arbre de Noël). (653k)
Sea Worm
Sea Worm. (570k)
Long-spined Sea Urchin (Diadema antillarum)
Long-spined Sea Urchins (Diadema antillarum, french: Oursin-diadème des Antilles). (692k)
West Indian Sea Egg (Tripneustes ventricosus)
West Indian Sea Egg (Tripneustes ventricosus, french: Chadron blanc). (709k)
Red Cushion Sea Star (Oreaster reticulatus)
Red Cushion Sea Star (Oreaster reticulatus, german: Genetzter Kissenstern). (726k)
Red Cushion Sea Star (Oreaster reticulatus)
Red Cushion Sea Star (Oreaster reticulatus, german: Genetzter Kissenstern). (568k)
Queen Conch (Aliger gigas)
Queen Conch shell (Aliger gigas, german: Große Fechterschnecke, french: Lambi). (900k)
Dead Lobsters
Dead lobsters. (821k)
Large School Small Fish
Large school of small fish. (514k)
Redear Herring (Harengula humeralis)
Dense school of Redear Herring (Harengula humeralis). (507k)
School Small Reef Fish
School of small reef fish. (451k)
Mackerel Scad (Decapterus macarellus)
School of Mackerel Scad (Decapterus macarellus, french: Comète maquereau). (713k)
Reef Fish
Reef fish. (503k)
Sparisoma (Sparisoma sp.)
Parrot Fish (Sparisoma sp.). (675k)
Yellow Goatfish (Mulloidichthys martinicus)
Yellow Goatfish (Mulloidichthys martinicus, french: Barbarin blanc). (692k)
Caribbean Ocean Surgeonfish (Acanthurus tractus)
Caribbean Ocean Surgeonfish (Acanthurus tractus). (728k)
Caribbean Ocean Surgeonfish (Acanthurus tractus)
Caribbean Ocean Surgeonfish (Acanthurus tractus). (547k)
Yellowtail Damselfish (Microspathodon chrysurus)
Juvenile Yellowtail Damselfish (Microspathodon chrysurus). (755k)
Yellowtail Damselfish (Microspathodon chrysurus)
Juvenile Yellowtail Damselfish (Microspathodon chrysurus). (582k)
Bluehead Wrasse (Thalassoma bifasciatum)
Bluehead Wrasse (Thalassoma bifasciatum, french: Girelle à tête bleue). (591k)
Bluehead Wrasse (Thalassoma bifasciatum)
Bluehead Wrasse (Thalassoma bifasciatum, french: Girelle à tête bleue). (658k)
Yellowhead Wrasse (Halichoeres garnoti)
Yellowhead Wrasse (Halichoeres garnoti, french: Girelle à tête jaune). (789k)
Beaugregory (Stegastes leucostictus)
Beaugregory (Stegastes leucostictus). (767k)
Spanish Hogfish (Bodianus rufus)
Juvenile Spanish Hogfish (Bodianus rufus, german: Spanischer Schweinslipp­fisch, french: Pourceau espagnol). (614k)
Spanish Hogfish (Bodianus rufus)
Spanish Hogfish (Bodianus rufus, german: Spanischer Schweinslipp­fisch, french: Pourceau espagnol). (452k)
Smooth Trunkfish (Lactophrys triqueter)
Smooth Trunkfish (Lactophrys triqueter, german: Perlen-Kofferfisch, french: Poisson-coffre à points blancs). (809k)
Yellowtail Snapper (Ocyurus chrysurus)
Yellowtail Snapper (Ocyurus chrysurus, german: Gelbschwanz-Schnapper, french: Vivaneau à queue jaune). (713k)
Queen Parrotfish (Scarus vetula)
Queen Parrotfish (Scarus vetula, french: Poisson-perroquet royal). (532k)
Queen Parrotfish (Scarus vetula)
Queen Parrotfish (Scarus vetula, french: Poisson-perroquet royal). (833k)
Whitespotted Filefish (Cantherhines macrocerus)
Whitespotted Filefish, orange phase (Cantherhines macrocerus, german: Weißflecken-Feilenfisch). (646k)
Stoplight Parrotfish (Sparisoma viride)
Stoplight Parrotfish (Sparisoma viride, french: Poisson perroquet de feu tricolore), initial phase. (681k)
Stoplight Parrotfish (Sparisoma viride)
Initial phase of Stoplight Parrotfish (Sparisoma viride, french: Poisson perroquet de feu tricolore). (584k)
Stoplight Parrotfish (Sparisoma viride)
Initial phase of Stoplight Parrotfish (Sparisoma viride, french: Poisson perroquet de feu tricolore). (609k)
Long-spine Porcupinefish (Diodon holocanthus)
Long-spine Porcupinefish (Diodon holocanthus, german: Braunflecken-Igelfisch, french: Poisson-hérisson tacheté). (551k)
Longspine Squirrelfish (Holocentrus rufus)
Longspine Squirrelfish (Holocentrus rufus, german: Langstachelhusar, french: Marignon soldat). (629k)
Threespot Damselfish (Stegastes planifrons)
Threespot Damselfish (Stegastes planifrons). (787k)
Four-eyed Butterflyfish (Chaetodon capistratus)
Four-eyed Butterflyfish (Chaetodon capistratus, german: Vieraugen-Falterfisch, french: Poisson-papillon à quatre yeux). (497k)
Banded Butterflyfish (Chaetodon striatus)
Banded Butterflyfish (Chaetodon striatus, german: Gestreifter Falterfisch, french: Poisson-papillon à bandes noires). (700k)
Banded Butterflyfish (Chaetodon striatus)
Banded Butterflyfish (Chaetodon striatus, german: Gestreifter Falterfisch, french: Poisson-papillon à bandes noires). (580k)
Sergeant Major (Abudefduf saxatilis)
Sergeant Major (Abudefduf saxatilis, german: Gestreifter Sergeant). (657k)
Sergeant Major (Abudefduf saxatilis)
Sergeant Majors (Abudefduf saxatilis, german: Gestreifter Sergeant), vertical stripes, and French Grunt (Haemulon flavolineatum, german: Französischer Grunzer, french: Gorette jaune), bottom. (978k)
French Grunt (Haemulon flavolineatum)
French Grunts (Haemulon flavolineatum, german: Französischer Grunzer, french: Gorette jaune), yellowish, and Longspine Squirrelfish (Holocentrus rufus, german: Langstachelhusar, french: Marignon soldat), reddish. (550k)
French Grunt (Haemulon flavolineatum)
French Grunt (Haemulon flavolineatum, german: Französischer Grunzer, french: Gorette jaune). (606k)
Atlantic Blue Tang (Acanthurus coeruleus)
Atlantic Blue Tang (Acanthurus coeruleus, german: Blauer Doktorfisch, french: Poisson-chirurgien bleu). (732k)
Atlantic Blue Tang (Acanthurus coeruleus)
Atlantic Blue Tang (Acanthurus coeruleus, german: Blauer Doktorfisch, french: Poisson-chirurgien bleu). (827k)
Atlantic Blue Tang (Acanthurus coeruleus)
Atlantic Blue Tang (Acanthurus coeruleus, german: Blauer Doktorfisch, french: Poisson-chirurgien bleu). (630k)
Atlantic Blue Tang (Acanthurus coeruleus)
Atlantic Blue Tang (Acanthurus coeruleus, german: Blauer Doktorfisch, french: Poisson-chirurgien bleu). (773k)
Western Atlantic Trumpetfish (Aulostomus maculatus)
Western Atlantic Trumpetfish (Aulostomus maculatus, german: Westatlantischer Trompetenfisch, french: Poisson-trompette tachetée). (709k)
Western Atlantic Trumpetfish (Aulostomus maculatus)
Western Atlantic Trumpetfish (Aulostomus maculatus, german: Westatlantischer Trompetenfisch, french: Poisson-trompette tachetée), hiding next to a coral. (599k)
Sand Diver (Synodus intermedius)
Sand Diver (Synodus intermedius). (1071k)
Sand Diver (Synodus intermedius)
Sand Diver (Synodus intermedius). (441k)
Houndfish (Tylosurus crocodilus)
Houndfish (Tylosurus crocodilus). (313k)
Southern Stingray (Hypanus americanus)
Southern Stingray (Hypanus americanus, german: Amerikanischer Stechrochen, french: Raie pastenague américaine). (418k)
Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas)
Green Sea Turtle in the Tobago Cays (Chelonia mydas, german: Grüne Meeresschild­kröte, french: Tortue verte). (716k)

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