My family recently returned from a couple of weeks on the Caribbean island of St. Lucia. Known as ‘the Helen of the West Indies’ it fully lives up to the nickname. It’s lush, volcanic and reminds me of Kauai (which I consider to be the most gorgeous place on earth).
The first week was spent with family. We hiked an insanely steep volcanic mountain (Gros Piton), went horseback riding, zip-lined, rode ATVs and drank a substantial amount of rum. Plus I learned how to drive on the left side of the road…and that was truly entertaining!
The second week was just my wife Anita and I. One of the reasons we had picked St. Lucia was because of the incredible scuba diving there: we took full advantage and dove every day.
Over the past five years, I’ve struggled to grasp the fundamentals of underwater photography…with mixed results. But on this trip, my equipment worked perfectly (which is NEVER a sure thing). Plus, I fell into a groove and started to get images I was really happy with. These may not be ‘world class’ photos but just the same, I want to share them so you can appreciate the amazing, bizarre and captivating world that lays just below the ocean’s surface.
I know that most of you read this blog because of an interest in landscape or wildlife photography, but I hope you don’t mind this little side-trip into another fascinating part of our incredible earth.
PS: If you go diving in St. Lucia, Anita and I highly recommend Scuba Steve’s. Steve and Shirley have one of the most personable dive operations we’ve experienced anywhere.
Underwater St. Lucia