Paul - "Finding Conch" or "Blue Hole"

We are probably going to be sitting in this spot for a few days, waiting on some string winds to pass. We have been having a great time.  We dinghied over to Hoffman Cay and hike a short distance to a blue hole. The island is made of soft limestone and there is a swimming hole with a great jumping cliff about 25-30' up.  We jumped and jumped.  It was a lot of fun. We did some diving down because we had heard there was a shelf all around the edges at around 65' then the middle was over 100' deep.  I dove a few times, then borrowed someones free diving fins, and tried a few times. Wow, what a difference they make. I inverted and kicked a few times and noted how my ears did not clear as easily, then I started to make out the shelf (65' down). I turned back toward the surface and was surprised at how deep I was. I am guessing 45'.  The fins took me there so quickly.  They took me back up even faster. It was fun to play with them.  We ran into some tourists (we are not tourists…we are cruisers.  Not much difference really, except in how long we can stay) and took some pictures of them with their camera. SeaQuest was there with us and we all had a great time.  Now I have to go retrieve a conch shell I buried on shore. The critters do a great job of cleaning up the shell.  I am going to make it into a conch horn.  I have been wanting one for a while, and finally found a great shell for it.  So I will bring it back, along with a few more for a snack, then cut off the end for the horn.