During our vacation in Panama City Beach we went snorkeling and saw a bunch of amazing stuff, some of which I have not experienced ever!
The most amazing part was that there were these huge schools of bait fish swimming in about eight feet of water. I was swam amid them and then they just were all around me! Like a hurricane of fish, and I was in the eye. They were about two or three inches long, transparent, and each had a neon blue strip inside of them. Sorry, but I couldn't find a pic of them on the web to post here.
Anyway, there were literally thousands of these little fish! They were so thick and the school was so big that I couldn't see the seafloor beneath me, nor could I see through them in any direction. As long as I floated and didn't kick the surface of the water, we just swam along together. It was like I was part of the school! Amazing!
Of course my mischievous side took over and I let my fins kick at the surface to create a disturbance as I darted forward into the thick of them. They immediately begun swirling around me like a real hurricane but of fish not winds. They also started jumping, and I could feel them skipping across my back and legs as they darted around me to escape. Weirdest of all, As I swam forward and kept near the surface I could see that some were apparently leaping out of the water. Because ahead of me I could see fish dropping into the water as if it were raining neon blue fish.
I so LOVE the ocean!