Saint Helena Island dive trip report

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60south
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Saint Helena Island dive trip report

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Hi All!

I just returned from a dive trip to St Helena island. It's in the South Atlantic, but you knew that. :snorkel:

It was awesome! Low-key island life, tons of fish, wrecks, lava topology and swim-throughs everywhere, whale sharks, mobulas, very fun. Water temp in the high 70's F, I wore a 5mm full wetsuit with a hood. Vis was "poor" due to recent storms, only 60-70 ft on most dives.

Glenn
Downtown Jamestown.
Downtown Jamestown.
Forts from the 1600's to 1800's. Napoleon's tomb is there too.
Forts from the 1600's to 1800's. Napoleon's tomb is there too.
Johnathan is the oldest living land animal on earth. Maybe 192 years old?
Johnathan is the oldest living land animal on earth. Maybe 192 years old?
The top of 'Jacob's ladder' looking down into Jamestown.
The top of 'Jacob's ladder' looking down into Jamestown.
Neat swim-throughs and caverns.
Neat swim-throughs and caverns.
Mobula ray.
Mobula ray.
Mobula ray.
Mobula ray.
Lots o' fish.
Lots o' fish.
Whale shark!
Whale shark!
Whale shark!
Whale shark!
Wrecks.
Wrecks.
Fishies.
Fishies.
More wrecks.
More wrecks.
Awesome geology.
Awesome geology.
Another cavern.
Another cavern.
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Sixty: Thank you so much for posting this. This triggers so many of my interests: a remote island full of history and romance, fascinating geology, whale sharks, and an animal new to me (mobula ray). My 80 year-old body ached just looking at the photo of the stairs. When I was in my sixties, I showed off by jogging up similar stairs in Puno, Peru, above Lake Titicaca.I would love to be on one of the boats anchored in that cove. Reviewers overuse the wotd "epic", but I feel it applies here. I am a fan of your adventures.
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Thank you for sharing, definitely one of the less travelled roads :)
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Thx for the report, very interesting! Im adding this to my bucket list!
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I agree with Curt!! It looks EPIC!! 🤯

Soooo cool about Jonathan. 🐢🐢🐢 He doesn't look a day over 150 😂🐢 🤩💖🌊 🤿 🐟 🐳 🦈 🖖 thank you for sharing 🤗
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That is awesome. Thanks for the pictures
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