Snorkeling St Thomas, USVI (2015)

I find myself with a bit of free time on my hands. Those of you who know why, know that this is not the giddy happy free time we all wish for. It is the worried agitated free time that usually leads to nail biting. My nails, are untouched at the moment. But the month is young, my friends. The month is young.

Last year with very little free time, I constructed a snorkeling video for you. It was and is awesome! I’m sorry, but It just is. I still watch and I still say “wow.” For those of you who haven’t seen just how awesome it is,  just click here for just the youtube video OR click here for the whole post and video. So, to start a little IWE (Island Wilson Excursions) tradition, I edited the video clips from our 2014-2015 season and put together a new snorkeling video for you. It has some really nice shots in it and I am tempted to say that the whole thing is “awesome.” But You’ll have to watch for yourselves and let me know. I can tell you that I will make a sincere effort to collect much more snorkeling clips during the coming season and try to top both 2014 and 2015 with 2016’s snorkeling video next year.

Ok. enough blah-blah. Here is the Snorkeling St Thomas video for 2015. Enjoy!

-Capt Wilson

St Thomas snorkeling at its best!

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-Photos of sea turtles, common fish seen snorkeling and other reef stuff.

Snorkeling St Thomas, US Virgin Islands

It has been a wonderful two years of snorkeling. Revisiting our favorite spots on St Thomas and discovering some great new snorkel sites as well. But after a while the snorkel videos start to pile up in a folder labeled To Be Sorted. It became too big to even contemplate the idea of looking through months of underwater video. But Make Snorkeling Video kept finding its way to the top of my To-Do list and after shoving it back in the deck a few dozen times, I had to face the fact that it was not going away.

So I scheduled it my head. Do this Low Season. Or Slow Season if you prefer. But Low Season is almost as hectic as High Season. Repairing this, Registering that and all the while keeping one eye on the horizon for a hurricane.  And as Low Season came and went I realized that if I didn’t make a snorkeling video now, next year the To Be Sorted folder would have 12 more months of videos in it. That was the spark. The daunting task of watching 2 years of snorkeling videos or the daunting task of watching 3 years of snorkeling videos. Fear won over laziness and I dove in.

It really wan’t that bad after getting started. It did take a few days to put everything in order. And a few more to download, install, reinstall and re-reinstall the newest version of iMovie. There were also a few days of cursing iMovie when I found out all past videos would have to stay in the past. iMovie basically told me “You won’t be needing those.”  But it was fun. And looking through the clips brought back a lot of memories. And it got me fired up about snorkeling this coming season. And I am also super stoked to take Make Snorkeling Video off of the To-Do list. At least off the list until next year, that is.

So, enough blah-blah. Here is the Snorkeling St Thomas video for 2014. Enjoy!

-Capt Wilson

St Thomas snorkeling at its best!

-More great [videos]
-Photos of sea turtles, common fish seen snorkeling and other reef stuff.

Snorkeling St Thomas is Underwater !

Well we’ve been snorkeling St Thomas for quite a while now. And we have some nice shots to share. More than expected actually, as there are over 200 underwater shots here. There are a few of turtles. (By a few, I mean more than any other critter.) Just turned out that way. I like turtles. Some of you are crazy about turtles. (You know who you are.) But over all it’s a well rounded representation of what you’ll see while snorkeling around St Thomas. Enjoy.

-Capt Wilson

St Thomas Snorkeling at its best!

Jewel swims down to get a closer look at the Elkhorn Coral while snorkeling on St Thomas. Jewel swims down to get a closer look at the Elkhorn Coral while snorkeling on St Thomas.
Cushion Sea Star with my hand for reference. It's pretty big. St Thomas Snorkeling. Cushion Sea Star with my hand for reference. It's pretty big. St Thomas Snorkeling.
While snorkeling St Thomas Binky the barracuda horned in on the photo. While snorkeling St Thomas Binky the barracuda horned in on the photo.
Green Sea Turtle. This is one of my favorite turtle shots. Green Sea Turtle. This is one of my favorite turtle shots.
Christmas Tree Worm, like the feather duster will retract when the water near them is disturbed. St Thomas Snorkeling. Christmas Tree Worm, like the feather duster will retract when the water near them is disturbed. St Thomas Snorkeling.
Pillar Coral shivers with the water around it. Very beautiful. St Thomas Snorkeling. Pillar Coral shivers with the water around it. Very beautiful. St Thomas Snorkeling.
Queen Angel Fish. This fish is so pretty and so shy. St Thomas Snorkeling. Queen Angel Fish. This fish is so pretty and so shy. St Thomas Snorkeling.
Another Beautiful Eagle Ray. St Thomas Snorkeling. Another Beautiful Eagle Ray. St Thomas Snorkeling.
While snorkeling St Thomas we got looked over by these two Sargent Majors. St Thomas Snorkeling While snorkeling St Thomas we got looked over by these two Sargent Majors. St Thomas Snorkeling
Nice cluster of Staghorn Coral. St Thomas Snorkeling. Nice cluster of Staghorn Coral. St Thomas Snorkeling.
Beautiful Peacock Flounder. St Thomas Snorkeling. Beautiful Peacock Flounder. St Thomas Snorkeling.
West Indian Sea Egg. St Thomas Snorkeling. West Indian Sea Egg. St Thomas Snorkeling.
Snorkeling on St Thomas Snorkeling on St Thomas
While Snorkeling on St Thomas we saw some Green Sea Turtles While Snorkeling on St Thomas we saw some Green Sea Turtles
Brain Coral. We have a lot of it but unfortunately it doesn't transplant well. St Thomas Snorkeling. Brain Coral. We have a lot of it but unfortunately it doesn't transplant well. St Thomas Snorkeling.
Snorkeling on St Thomas we saw a Gray Angel Fish Snorkeling on St Thomas we saw a Gray Angel Fish
Green Sea Turtle. "Blue 42, Blue 42, HIKE!" Green Sea Turtle. "Blue 42, Blue 42, HIKE!"
Snorkeling on St Thomas with the Hawksbill Turtles. Snorkeling on St Thomas with the Hawksbill Turtles.
This Sea Star was shy. St Thomas Snorkeling. This Sea Star was shy. St Thomas Snorkeling.
Snorkeling on St Thomas Snorkeling on St Thomas
While snorkeling St Thomas we some some cool reef squid While snorkeling St Thomas we some some cool reef squid
While snorkeling St Thomas we got really close to some green sea turtles. While snorkeling St Thomas we got really close to some green sea turtles.
While snorkeling St Thomas we got to swim this Hawksbill for a while. While snorkeling St Thomas we got to swim this Hawksbill for a while.
Reef Octopus, Eagle Shoals, St John, USVI 
 Island Wilson Excursions Reef Octopus, Eagle Shoals, St John, USVI Island Wilson Excursions
While snorkeling St Thomas we got to see the Juvenile Bluehead wrasse, which actually have yellow heads. While snorkeling St Thomas we got to see the Juvenile Bluehead wrasse, which actually have yellow heads.
While snorkeling St Thomas we saw a bunch of these colorful Stoplight Parrot Fish While snorkeling St Thomas we saw a bunch of these colorful Stoplight Parrot Fish
While snorkeling St Thomas we saw this lizard fish. While snorkeling St Thomas we saw this lizard fish.
You can see lots of Star Coral snorkeling St Thomas You can see lots of Star Coral snorkeling St Thomas
This turmpet fish wasnn't fooling anyone. Trying to swim in the middle of a school of blue tang. St Thomas Snorkeling. This turmpet fish wasnn't fooling anyone. Trying to swim in the middle of a school of blue tang. St Thomas Snork...
Hawksbill Turtle. Sharp Beak. But pretty friendly overall. St Thomas Snorkeling. Hawksbill Turtle. Sharp Beak. But pretty friendly overall. St Thomas Snorkeling.
Lots of beautiful Star Coral. St Thomas Snorkeling. Lots of beautiful Star Coral. St Thomas Snorkeling.
Snorkeling on St Thomas Snorkeling on St Thomas
Arrow Crab Comes out to be seen. St Thomas Snorkeling. Arrow Crab Comes out to be seen. St Thomas Snorkeling.
While snorkeling St Thomas we got to swim through a cloud Fry Fish While snorkeling St Thomas we got to swim through a cloud Fry Fish
Banded Cleaner Shrimp. St Thomas Snorkeling. Banded Cleaner Shrimp. St Thomas Snorkeling.
Another Hawksbill Turtle. Good shot of the beak. St Thomas Snorkeling. Another Hawksbill Turtle. Good shot of the beak. St Thomas Snorkeling.
Caribbean Reef Squid. St Thomas Snorkeling. Caribbean Reef Squid. St Thomas Snorkeling.
Lizardfish just sit on the bottom and wait. This one let us get pretty close before shooting off. St Thomas Snorkeling. Lizardfish just sit on the bottom and wait. This one let us get pretty close before shooting off. St Thomas Snorkeling.
Vase Sponge. St Thomas Snorkeling. Vase Sponge. St Thomas Snorkeling.
Snorkeling on St Thomas Snorkeling on St Thomas
More Pillar Coral. St Thomas Snorkeling. More Pillar Coral. St Thomas Snorkeling.
Blue Tang and Doctor Fish seem to like to stick together. St Thomas Snorkeling. Blue Tang and Doctor Fish seem to like to stick together. St Thomas Snorkeling.
Maze Coral. Groovy? St Thomas Snorkeling. Maze Coral. Groovy? St Thomas Snorkeling.
Glasseye Snapper. Like most Big eyed Red Fish. This guy likes his shade. St Thomas Snorkeling. Glasseye Snapper. Like most Big eyed Red Fish. This guy likes his shade. St Thomas Snorkeling.
I'd say Maze Coral but not 100% sure. St Thomas Snorkeling. I'd say Maze Coral but not 100% sure. St Thomas Snorkeling.
Sea Fan or gorgonians have nice colors. St Thomas Snorkeling. Sea Fan or gorgonians have nice colors. St Thomas Snorkeling.
Snorkeling on St Thomas Snorkeling on St Thomas
Brain Coral. St Thomas Snorkeling. Brain Coral. St Thomas Snorkeling.
Tube Sponges help clean the water. St Thomas Snorkeling. Tube Sponges help clean the water. St Thomas Snorkeling.
It's called Finger Coral. (Big fingers). St Thomas Snorkeling. It's called Finger Coral. (Big fingers). St Thomas Snorkeling.
Snorkeling on St Thomas with green sea turtles. Snorkeling on St Thomas with green sea turtles.
Here's a close up of some Finger Coral. Also shimmers a bit with the surrounding water. St Thomas Snorkeling. Here's a close up of some Finger Coral. Also shimmers a bit with the surrounding water. St Thomas Snorkeling.
Hawksbill Turtle hiding in the Sea Rods. St Thomas Snorkeling. Hawksbill Turtle hiding in the Sea Rods. St Thomas Snorkeling.
The clouds of Fry Fish can get pretty thick. Swimming through the middle it's like a fish storm. St Thomas Snorkeling. The clouds of Fry Fish can get pretty thick. Swimming through the middle it's like a fish storm. St Thomas Snork...
Snorkeling on St Thomas Snorkeling on St Thomas
I think the Caribbean Reef Squid are just a curious about us as we are about them. St Thomas Snorkeling. I think the Caribbean Reef Squid are just a curious about us as we are about them. St Thomas Snorkeling.
Sea Rods are a kind of soft coral. St Thomas Snorkeling. Sea Rods are a kind of soft coral. St Thomas Snorkeling.
Star Coral. St Thomas Snorkeling. Star Coral. St Thomas Snorkeling.
Caribbean Spiny Lobster out from his crack in the rock. St Thomas Snorkeling. Caribbean Spiny Lobster out from his crack in the rock. St Thomas Snorkeling.
Snorkeling on St Thomas Snorkeling on St Thomas
Elkhorn Coral. St Thomas Snorkeling. Elkhorn Coral. St Thomas Snorkeling.
Snorkeling on St Thomas "I sea you!" Snorkeling on St Thomas "I sea you!"
Sea Fan Gorgonian with a small Flamingo Tongue attached to it. As beautiful as they are Flamingo Tongues eat the sea fans. St Thomas Snorkeling. Sea Fan Gorgonian with a small Flamingo Tongue attached to it. As beautiful as they are Flamingo Tongues eat the sea ...
A wall of Star Coral. St Thomas Snorkeling. A wall of Star Coral. St Thomas Snorkeling.
Atlantic Spade Fish. He's pretty big. St Thomas Snorkeling. Atlantic Spade Fish. He's pretty big. St Thomas Snorkeling.
Perfect globe of Grooved Brain Coral. St Thomas Snorkeling. Perfect globe of Grooved Brain Coral. St Thomas Snorkeling.
No hands needed Snorkeling on St Thomas No hands needed Snorkeling on St Thomas
Star Coral and more star coral. St Thomas Snorkeling. Star Coral and more star coral. St Thomas Snorkeling.
Finger Coral. St Thomas Snorkeling. Finger Coral. St Thomas Snorkeling.
These Caribbean Reef Squid were dancing around us for a good half hour. It was amazing. St Thomas Snorkeling. These Caribbean Reef Squid were dancing around us for a good half hour. It was amazing. St Thomas Snorkeling.
Close up of a Vase Sponge. St Thomas Snorkeling. Close up of a Vase Sponge. St Thomas Snorkeling.
This Great Barracuda isn't very big in comparison to some of the ones we've seen but he was kind enough to smile in this shot. TEETH! St Thomas Snorkeling. This Great Barracuda isn't very big in comparison to some of the ones we've seen but he was kind enough to ...
Here's a Fireworm. As the name suggests. Not a good idea to touch it. St Thomas Snorkeling. Here's a Fireworm. As the name suggests. Not a good idea to touch it. St Thomas Snorkeling.
Same Atlantic Spade Fish. Different direction. St Thomas Snorkeling. Same Atlantic Spade Fish. Different direction. St Thomas Snorkeling.
Snorkeling on St Thomas over the Elkhorn coral. Snorkeling on St Thomas over the Elkhorn coral.
Baby French Grunts. St Thomas Snorkeling. Baby French Grunts. St Thomas Snorkeling.
Yellowtail Goat Fish off of a St Thomas north shore beach. Yellowtail Goat Fish off of a St Thomas north shore beach.
Snorkeling on St Thomas Snorkeling on St Thomas
Baby Tomate Grunt. St Thomas Snorkeling. Baby Tomate Grunt. St Thomas Snorkeling.
Here's a close up of a Flamingo Tongue. St Thomas Snorkeling. Here's a close up of a Flamingo Tongue. St Thomas Snorkeling.
Here one of the Caribbean Reef Squid raises his tentacles. Not sure if it was a warning or a welcome. Or something that only another squid would welcome. St Thomas Snorkeling. Here one of the Caribbean Reef Squid raises his tentacles. Not sure if it was a warning or a welcome. Or something th...
Not shy at all. Caribbean Reef Squid St Thomas Snorkeling. Not shy at all. Caribbean Reef Squid St Thomas Snorkeling.
Spotted Drum Fish is truly a beautiful fish. Even more beautiful when it's very young. St Thomas Snorkeling. Spotted Drum Fish is truly a beautiful fish. Even more beautiful when it's very young. St Thomas Snorkeling.
Elkhorn Coral and Fry Fish. St Thomas Snorkeling. Elkhorn Coral and Fry Fish. St Thomas Snorkeling.
Whiles snorkeling on St Thomas the friendly green sea turtles swam right next to us. Whiles snorkeling on St Thomas the friendly green sea turtles swam right next to us.
More Elkhorn Coral. St Thomas Snorkeling. More Elkhorn Coral. St Thomas Snorkeling.
Snorkeling on St Thomas Snorkeling on St Thomas
Peacock Flounder. St Thomas Snorkeling. Peacock Flounder. St Thomas Snorkeling.
Two Green Sea Turtle. St Thomas Snorkeling. Two Green Sea Turtle. St Thomas Snorkeling.
Brain Coral. St Thomas Snorkeling. Brain Coral. St Thomas Snorkeling.
Another Cushion Sea Star. St Thomas Snorkeling. Another Cushion Sea Star. St Thomas Snorkeling.
Green Sea Turtle. Can't get enough of them. Green Sea Turtle. Can't get enough of them.
Snorkeling on St Thomas Snorkeling on St Thomas
Sea Cucumber. Not recommended for Greek Salad. St Thomas Snorkeling. Sea Cucumber. Not recommended for Greek Salad. St Thomas Snorkeling.
The Rock-Boring Sea Urchin is slightly red in color. Still packs the same sting as the Black Spiny sea urchin. St Thomas Snorkeling. The Rock-Boring Sea Urchin is slightly red in color. Still packs the same sting as the Black Spiny sea urchin. St Tho...
Stoplight Parrot Fish in its Initial phase swimming by some Brain Coral. St Thomas Snorkeling. Stoplight Parrot Fish in its Initial phase swimming by some Brain Coral. St Thomas Snorkeling.
Nassau GrouperFish. Big fish. St Thomas Snorkeling. Nassau GrouperFish. Big fish. St Thomas Snorkeling.
A Squirrel Fish, French Grunt and French Angel Fish (intermediate). Everyday traffic on the reef. St Thomas Snorkeling. A Squirrel Fish, French Grunt and French Angel Fish (intermediate). Everyday traffic on the reef. St Thomas Snorkeling.
Sea Fan. St Thomas Snorkeling. Sea Fan. St Thomas Snorkeling.
This Stoplight Parrot Fish is an adult. See the yellows, pinks and blues. St Thomas Snorkeling. This Stoplight Parrot Fish is an adult. See the yellows, pinks and blues. St Thomas Snorkeling.
Yellowtail Snappers are usually under the boat. Seem to like Pringles. St Thomas Snorkeling. Yellowtail Snappers are usually under the boat. Seem to like Pringles. St Thomas Snorkeling.
Snorkeling on St Thomas, awesome. Snorkeling on St Thomas, awesome.
Also under the boat at times. This is a shark sucker or Remora. Note the flat top of his head where he attaches to other fish and boat. St Thomas Snorkeling. Also under the boat at times. This is a shark sucker or Remora. Note the flat top of his head where he attaches to ot...
Ballyhoo. Yellow tails and red tipped needle. St Thomas Snorkeling. Ballyhoo. Yellow tails and red tipped needle. St Thomas Snorkeling.
I've always called these guys permit fish. If not, the same family. St Thomas Snorkeling. I've always called these guys permit fish. If not, the same family. St Thomas Snorkeling.
smooth Trunk fish. St Thomas Snorkeling. smooth Trunk fish. St Thomas Snorkeling.
Ballyhoo. St Thomas Snorkeling. Ballyhoo. St Thomas Snorkeling.
Snorkeling on St Thomas Snorkeling on St Thomas
Here is a well camouflaged scorpion fish. Look close. St Thomas Snorkeling. Here is a well camouflaged scorpion fish. Look close. St Thomas Snorkeling.
A sea anemone is sheltering these baby grunts. St Thomas Snorkeling. A sea anemone is sheltering these baby grunts. St Thomas Snorkeling.
Gray Snapper just swimmin the reef. St Thomas Snorkeling. Gray Snapper just swimmin the reef. St Thomas Snorkeling.
The reds are called Black Bar soldier fish. St Thomas Snorkeling. The reds are called Black Bar soldier fish. St Thomas Snorkeling.
More Finger Coral. St Thomas Snorkeling. More Finger Coral. St Thomas Snorkeling.
Close up of a Flamingo Tongue. St Thomas Snorkeling. Close up of a Flamingo Tongue. St Thomas Snorkeling.
Lizardfish. St Thomas Snorkeling. Lizardfish. St Thomas Snorkeling.
Snorkeling on St Thomas Snorkeling on St Thomas
Here's a close up of a Green Sea Turtle. St Thomas Snorkeling. Here's a close up of a Green Sea Turtle. St Thomas Snorkeling.
Can never have too many shots of Green Sea Turtles. St Thomas Snorkeling. Can never have too many shots of Green Sea Turtles. St Thomas Snorkeling.
Green Sea Turtle. St Thomas Snorkeling. Green Sea Turtle. St Thomas Snorkeling.
Blue Bell Tunicate. St Thomas Snorkeling. Blue Bell Tunicate. St Thomas Snorkeling.
Here is a fairy basslet. St Thomas Snorkeling. Here is a fairy basslet. St Thomas Snorkeling.
Here are a bunch of French Grunts with a Longspine Squirrelfish. St Thomas Snorkeling. Here are a bunch of French Grunts with a Longspine Squirrelfish. St Thomas Snorkeling.
Snorkeling on St Thomas Snorkeling on St Thomas
Blue TANGS! St Thomas Snorkeling. Blue TANGS! St Thomas Snorkeling.
A beautiful Queen Trigger Fish swam by us on the reef. A rare and beautiful sight. St Thomas Snorkeling. A beautiful Queen Trigger Fish swam by us on the reef. A rare and beautiful sight. St Thomas Snorkeling.
Giant Sea Anemone. These things are cool. Giant Sea Anemone. These things are cool.
Elk Horn Coral with a Stripped Parrot Fish (juvenile)Doctor Fish. St Thomas Snorkeling. Elk Horn Coral with a Stripped Parrot Fish (juvenile)Doctor Fish. St Thomas Snorkeling.
Feather Duster, Tube Worm, Star Coral. Scenes like this are why we snorkel. St Thomas Snorkeling. Feather Duster, Tube Worm, Star Coral. Scenes like this are why we snorkel. St Thomas Snorkeling.
Green Sea Turtle. St Thomas Snorkeling. Green Sea Turtle. St Thomas Snorkeling.
Some beautiful Elkhorn Coral. St Thomas Snorkeling. Some beautiful Elkhorn Coral. St Thomas Snorkeling.
French Angel Fish (intermediate). St Thomas Snorkeling. French Angel Fish (intermediate). St Thomas Snorkeling.
Southern Sting Ray with his Bar Jack escort. St Thomas Snorkeling. Southern Sting Ray with his Bar Jack escort. St Thomas Snorkeling.
Fused Staghorn Coral with a Bluehead Wrasse (intermediate). St Thomas Snorkeling. Fused Staghorn Coral with a Bluehead Wrasse (intermediate). St Thomas Snorkeling.
Grooved Brain Coral. Still Groovy? St Thomas Snorkeling. Grooved Brain Coral. Still Groovy? St Thomas Snorkeling.
Bluehead Wrasse, Bluehead Wrasse (juvenile), Yellowtail Snapper Fish, Sea Rods, Sea Fan, Finger Coral. St Thomas Snorkeling. Bluehead Wrasse, Bluehead Wrasse (juvenile), Yellowtail Snapper Fish, Sea Rods, Sea Fan, Finger Coral. St Thomas Snor...
Here is a Blenny. They appear to crawl around the coral more than swim. St Thomas Snorkeling. Here is a Blenny. They appear to crawl around the coral more than swim. St Thomas Snorkeling.
Time for another Green Sea Turtle. St Thomas Snorkeling. Time for another Green Sea Turtle. St Thomas Snorkeling.
Snorkeling on St Thomas Snorkeling on St Thomas
Southern Sting Ray. St Thomas Snorkeling. Southern Sting Ray. St Thomas Snorkeling.
Fire Coral. The underwater cactus. St Thomas Snorkeling. Fire Coral. The underwater cactus. St Thomas Snorkeling.
Here is another Green Sea Turtle. Because they are so photogenic. St Thomas Snorkeling. Here is another Green Sea Turtle. Because they are so photogenic. St Thomas Snorkeling.
Some Purple Sea Fans. St Thomas Snorkeling. Some Purple Sea Fans. St Thomas Snorkeling.
Queen Angel Fish. St Thomas Snorkeling. Queen Angel Fish. St Thomas Snorkeling.
Snorkeling on St Thomas Snorkeling on St Thomas
Queen Angle Fish swimming away after her photo was taken. St Thomas Snorkeling. Queen Angle Fish swimming away after her photo was taken. St Thomas Snorkeling.
Christmas Tree Worms. St Thomas Snorkeling. Christmas Tree Worms. St Thomas Snorkeling.
A Queen Conch Shell. Can't remember if there was anything living inside. Normally when the conch dies a hermit crab will move in. St Thomas Snorkeling. A Queen Conch Shell. Can't remember if there was anything living inside. Normally when the conch dies a hermit c...
Brain Coral St Thomas Snorkeling. Brain Coral St Thomas Snorkeling.
Glasseye Snapper
Fish Glasseye Snapper Fish
Another West Indian Sea Egg, the true test if you are a friend to the sea. St Thomas Snorkeling. Another West Indian Sea Egg, the true test if you are a friend to the sea. St Thomas Snorkeling.
Snorkeling on St Thomas and lovin it. Snorkeling on St Thomas and lovin it.
Green Sea Turtle. Again?\ St Thomas Snorkeling. Green Sea Turtle. Again?\ St Thomas Snorkeling.
Black Spiny Sea Urchin. But if you look close you can see a tiny baby Caribbean Lobster hiding there. St Thomas Snorkeling. Black Spiny Sea Urchin. But if you look close you can see a tiny baby Caribbean Lobster hiding there. St Thomas Snork...
Great Barracuda. St Thomas Snorkeling. Great Barracuda. St Thomas Snorkeling.
French Grunts. Plentiful around St Thomas. French Grunts. Plentiful around St Thomas.
Yellowtail Snappers. I mentioned they like Pringles. These guys are hanging out by the engines looking for a handout. Not Likely. St Thomas Snorkeling. Yellowtail Snappers. I mentioned they like Pringles. These guys are hanging out by the engines looking for a handout....
The Feather Duster is a tube worm which retracts into its tube when the water close by is disturbed. St Thomas Snorkeling. The Feather Duster is a tube worm which retracts into its tube when the water close by is disturbed. St Thomas Snorke...
Trumpet Fish showing off in front of Sea Fan St Thomas Snorkeling. Trumpet Fish showing off in front of Sea Fan St Thomas Snorkeling.
Club Finger Coral is thicker around than plain Finger Coral. St Thomas Snorkeling. Club Finger Coral is thicker around than plain Finger Coral. St Thomas Snorkeling.
Fireworm. Don't touch! St Thomas Snorkeling. Fireworm. Don't touch! St Thomas Snorkeling.
Here's an Eagle Ray. These things are beyond words. St Thomas Snorkeling. Here's an Eagle Ray. These things are beyond words. St Thomas Snorkeling.
Another Flamingo Tongue. St Thomas Snorkeling. Another Flamingo Tongue. St Thomas Snorkeling.
Hawksbill Turtle. Occasionally a turtle will just ram right into you. It's not aggressive. He's just got too many snorkelers around him or he's thinking about Vegas. Who knows. This is seconds before the two of us crash. St Thomas Snorkeling. Hawksbill Turtle. Occasionally a turtle will just ram right into you. It's not aggressive. He's just got to...
This Hermit Crab has taken up residence in a conch shell. St Thomas Snorkeling. This Hermit Crab has taken up residence in a conch shell. St Thomas Snorkeling.
My theory on Nurse Sharks is this. The person who spots the nurse shark is the person who appreciates it the least. The person who missing seeing the nurse shark is the one who was looking for it. For the most part. St Thomas Snorkeling. My theory on Nurse Sharks is this. The person who spots the nurse shark is the person who appreciates it the least. T...
Nurse Sharks are like dogs. Mostly harmless but if you pull his tail he will bite you. St Thomas Snorkeling. Nurse Sharks are like dogs. Mostly harmless but if you pull his tail he will bite you. St Thomas Snorkeling.
Great Barracuda. I named this one Binky. It's a long story. St Thomas Snorkeling. Great Barracuda. I named this one Binky. It's a long story. St Thomas Snorkeling.
Nurse Shark. Look, but don't cuddle. St Thomas Snorkeling. Nurse Shark. Look, but don't cuddle. St Thomas Snorkeling.
Gray Angel Fish (intermediate) Adult Angel fish mate for life. You will normally see Adult Angel fish swimming in pairs. St Thomas Snorkeling. Gray Angel Fish (intermediate) Adult Angel fish mate for life. You will normally see Adult Angel fish swimming in pai...
Smooth Trunk Fish. Watch this guy go down to the sand and huff and puff. St Thomas Snorkeling. Smooth Trunk Fish. Watch this guy go down to the sand and huff and puff. St Thomas Snorkeling.
Bluestriped Grunt. St Thomas Snorkeling. Bluestriped Grunt. St Thomas Snorkeling.
Snorkeling on St Thomas Snorkeling on St Thomas
Spotted Trunk Fish. These guys are great fun to follow around. St Thomas Snorkeling. Spotted Trunk Fish. These guys are great fun to follow around. St Thomas Snorkeling.
Yellow JackFish. Also likes Pringles. St Thomas Snorkeling. Yellow JackFish. Also likes Pringles. St Thomas Snorkeling.
Green Sea Turtle. You can never have to many Turtle photos. St Thomas Snorkeling. Green Sea Turtle. You can never have to many Turtle photos. St Thomas Snorkeling.
Wall of Fry Fish. St Thomas Snorkeling. Wall of Fry Fish. St Thomas Snorkeling.
Eagle Ray!!! We love seeing these guys. So graceful. St Thomas Snorkeling. Eagle Ray!!! We love seeing these guys. So graceful. St Thomas Snorkeling.
Southern Sting Ray. St Thomas Snorkeling. Southern Sting Ray. St Thomas Snorkeling.
Smallmouth Grunt (juvenile). St Thomas Snorkeling. Smallmouth Grunt (juvenile). St Thomas Snorkeling.
FryFish using the boat for shelter. St Thomas Snorkeling. FryFish using the boat for shelter. St Thomas Snorkeling.
This Brittle Star is a slow mover. We watched him for a few inches but got bored. St Thomas Snorkeling. This Brittle Star is a slow mover. We watched him for a few inches but got bored. St Thomas Snorkeling.
These Glassy Sweepers love the darkness. You find them in Caves or under really dark ledges. St Thomas Snorkeling. These Glassy Sweepers love the darkness. You find them in Caves or under really dark ledges. St Thomas Snorkeling.
Eagle Ray. St Thomas Snorkeling. Eagle Ray. St Thomas Snorkeling.
Southern Sting Ray with a Bar Jack for Company. St Thomas Snorkeling. Southern Sting Ray with a Bar Jack for Company. St Thomas Snorkeling.
Tarpon feed off of the fry. If you have a lot of fry in one place, usually a Tarpon will be near by. St Thomas Snorkeling. Tarpon feed off of the fry. If you have a lot of fry in one place, usually a Tarpon will be near by. St Thomas Snorke...
Snorkeling on St Thomas. Equipment failure? Nope. Just fancy. Snorkeling on St Thomas. Equipment failure? Nope. Just fancy.
FryFish. St Thomas Snorkeling. FryFish. St Thomas Snorkeling.
Sea Anemone. St Thomas Snorkeling. Sea Anemone. St Thomas Snorkeling.
RemoraFish. In this shot you can really see how flat the head is. St Thomas Snorkeling. RemoraFish. In this shot you can really see how flat the head is. St Thomas Snorkeling.
Pillar Coral. St Thomas Snorkeling. Pillar Coral. St Thomas Snorkeling.
Stoplight Parrot Fish. St Thomas Snorkeling. Stoplight Parrot Fish. St Thomas Snorkeling.
Spotted Drum Fish. Very Very Shy. Spotted Drum Fish. Very Very Shy.
Hawksbill Turtle. St Thomas Snorkeling. Hawksbill Turtle. St Thomas Snorkeling.
Elkhorn Coral. St Thomas Snorkeling. Elkhorn Coral. St Thomas Snorkeling.
Bar Jacks. St Thomas Snorkeling. Bar Jacks. St Thomas Snorkeling.
Southern Sting Ray close up. St Thomas Snorkeling. Southern Sting Ray close up. St Thomas Snorkeling.
The Hermit Crab doesn't stay tucked inside forever. This one came out to see what was going on. The Hermit Crab doesn't stay tucked inside forever. This one came out to see what was going on.
Gray Angel Fish horns in on this photo of a Hawksbill Turtle. Not like he ruined our only shot. St Thomas Snorkeling. Gray Angel Fish horns in on this photo of a Hawksbill Turtle. Not like he ruined our only shot. St Thomas Snorkeling.
Eagle Ray. These guys are like huge underwater birds. Across the wings can measure 8 ft at times. St Thomas Snorkeling. Eagle Ray. These guys are like huge underwater birds. Across the wings can measure 8 ft at times. St Thomas Snorkeling.
Stoplight Parrot Fish. Nice colors on this one. St Thomas Snorkeling. Stoplight Parrot Fish. Nice colors on this one. St Thomas Snorkeling.
Sea Rods and French Grunts. St Thomas Snorkeling. Sea Rods and French Grunts. St Thomas Snorkeling.
Here is a Green Sea Turtle coming up for air. Yep, they breathe air and need to surface every 9 to 15 minutes. St Thomas Snorkeling. Here is a Green Sea Turtle coming up for air. Yep, they breathe air and need to surface every 9 to 15 minutes. St Tho...
We got too close to this LizardfishFish and he shot. St Thomas Snorkeling. We got too close to this LizardfishFish and he shot. St Thomas Snorkeling.
This little Hawksbill Turtle looked up from munching coral long enough to assess us up and down. Then went back to munching. St Thomas Snorkeling. This little Hawksbill Turtle looked up from munching coral long enough to assess us up and down. Then went back to mu...
Stoplight Parrot Fish, Gray Snapper, Bluestriped Grunts, Yellowtail Snappers. St Thomas Snorkeling. Stoplight Parrot Fish, Gray Snapper, Bluestriped Grunts, Yellowtail Snappers. St Thomas Snorkeling.
Brain Coral. St Thomas Snorkeling. Brain Coral. St Thomas Snorkeling.
Porcupine Puffer Fish hiding in a nook. This is one of the few fish that actually appears to smile at you. St Thomas Snorkeling. Porcupine Puffer Fish hiding in a nook. This is one of the few fish that actually appears to smile at you. St Thomas ...
Gar can sometimes be seen swimming close to the surface. St Thomas Snorkeling. Gar can sometimes be seen swimming close to the surface. St Thomas Snorkeling.
Porcupine Puffer Fish. Is he smiling? St Thomas Snorkeling. Porcupine Puffer Fish. Is he smiling? St Thomas Snorkeling.
Another Trumpet Fish clowning around in front of a Sea Fan. St Thomas Snorkeling. Another Trumpet Fish clowning around in front of a Sea Fan. St Thomas Snorkeling.
The Yellowtail Damselfish (juvenile) is nick named the Jewel Fish for it's bright colors. If this little guy isn't my all time favorite fish, he is definitely in the top 5. St Thomas Snorkeling. The Yellowtail Damselfish (juvenile) is nick named the Jewel Fish for it's bright colors. If this little guy isn...
We don't see these Eagle Rays enough. Truly wonderful creatures. St Thomas Snorkeling. We don't see these Eagle Rays enough. Truly wonderful creatures. St Thomas Snorkeling.
While snorkeling St Thomas we saw some huge cushion sea stars. While snorkeling St Thomas we saw some huge cushion sea stars.
Threespot Damselfish nest to some Grooved Brain Coral. For their size, the damsel fish a very aggressive. This one, about the size of thumb and index finger together swam up and pecked my mask on the glass. St Thomas Snorkeling. Threespot Damselfish nest to some Grooved Brain Coral. For their size, the damsel fish a very aggressive. This one, a...
Banded Butterfly Fish. These guys usually travel in pairs like the Angel Fish. St Thomas Snorkeling. Banded Butterfly Fish. These guys usually travel in pairs like the Angel Fish. St Thomas Snorkeling.
Stoplight Parrot Fish (intermediate) The Stoplight has 3 distinct phases of color change. You can see this one is going from baby to adult. St Thomas Snorkeling. Stoplight Parrot Fish (intermediate) The Stoplight has 3 distinct phases of color change. You can see this one is goi...
Starlet Coral. St Thomas Snorkeling. Starlet Coral. St Thomas Snorkeling.
Close up of a Sea Fan. St Thomas Snorkeling. Close up of a Sea Fan. St Thomas Snorkeling.
Black Spiny Sea Urchins. If you get pricked by one of these you'll feel pain for about 20 minutes. If you do it again it will be 15 minutes. The third time, 10 minutes. Ask me how i know. St Thomas Snorkeling. Black Spiny Sea Urchins. If you get pricked by one of these you'll feel pain for about 20 minutes. If you do it ...
Brain Coral with a little Goby. St Thomas Snorkeling. Brain Coral with a little Goby. St Thomas Snorkeling.
Scrawled File Fish. Another very beautiful fish. This one tends to be curious and will stare back at you. St Thomas Snorkeling. Scrawled File Fish. Another very beautiful fish. This one tends to be curious and will stare back at you. St Thomas S...
A school of Blue Tang. St Thomas Snorkeling. A school of Blue Tang. St Thomas Snorkeling.
Snorkeling on St Thomas Snorkeling on St Thomas
Did you forget what a Green Sea Turtle looked like? Here's another one. St Thomas Snorkeling. Did you forget what a Green Sea Turtle looked like? Here's another one. St Thomas Snorkeling.
Beautiful Brain Coral with a Christmas Tree Worm living in the center. St Thomas Snorkeling. Beautiful Brain Coral with a Christmas Tree Worm living in the center. St Thomas Snorkeling.
Huge branching Elkhorn Coral found while snorkeling off of St Thomas. Huge branching Elkhorn Coral found while snorkeling off of St Thomas.
Snorkeling St Thomas Snorkeling St Thomas

Virgin Islands Snorkeling Video

Virgin Island Snorkeling

Virgin Island Snorkeling

No, I wasn’t bored. I just got carried away. And besides my other Virgin Islands snorkeling videos now belong to someone else. So this solves that and my need to create has been fed for a few weeks. I already added it to the website’s video page, but I thought I’d put here as well, so it can be special all by itself. Hope you enjoy it.

Capt Wilson

 

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