Snorkeling in Sicily

We went diving and snorkeling above the resting place of several unused Greek pillars that sank here thousands of years ago. It was less than a mile from shore and only 20 feet or so below the surface. You can see them below Alexis in this first photo. 

 I don't have a waterproof case for my main camera so the GoPro had to be my only camera for this trip. Honestly, it performed really well and I was pleasantly surprised with how well it handled the tough environment.  

I don't have a waterproof case for my main camera so the GoPro had to be my only camera for this trip. Honestly, it performed really well and I was pleasantly surprised with how well it handled the tough environment.  

 I have never swam in the Sea before. This was a whole new experience and it was completely worth it! The water was the perfect temperature and it was easy to float with all the salt content.

I have never swam in the Sea before. This was a whole new experience and it was completely worth it! The water was the perfect temperature and it was easy to float with all the salt content.

 The colors that may be seen in the water and above it are fantastic as it is super clean. The greenish-blue tint is unreal!

The colors that may be seen in the water and above it are fantastic as it is super clean. The greenish-blue tint is unreal!

 Helen went into a kayak for part of the time. I thought it was a good opportunity to take a portrait of her with the GoPro and this is what I got. I think it turned out fairly well, and it got featured on a travel site's Instagram feed when I posted it! If you don't follow me yet on there you should as I post great photos often first on there.

Helen went into a kayak for part of the time. I thought it was a good opportunity to take a portrait of her with the GoPro and this is what I got. I think it turned out fairly well, and it got featured on a travel site's Instagram feed when I posted it! If you don't follow me yet on there you should as I post great photos often first on there.

 This seaweed was super close to the surface and swimming above it was a weird feeling that I don't like, but it made for a cool abstract photo out of the GoPro!

This seaweed was super close to the surface and swimming above it was a weird feeling that I don't like, but it made for a cool abstract photo out of the GoPro!

 The place where we anchored for the afternoon was not very deep. Maybe 15-20 feet deep at the most. People were cliff jumping in from the rocks, and later on we had some awesome Italian BBQ! There was everything from fish to beef to pork. I seriously loved every moment on board the boat as it rocked back and forth in the sea with gorgeous views in all directions.

The place where we anchored for the afternoon was not very deep. Maybe 15-20 feet deep at the most. People were cliff jumping in from the rocks, and later on we had some awesome Italian BBQ! There was everything from fish to beef to pork. I seriously loved every moment on board the boat as it rocked back and forth in the sea with gorgeous views in all directions.

 A storm did start to roll in after a while forcing us to head back to port for the day. Despite the rough seas, slow boat, and sudden stormy end to it all I had a blast on this day trip! 

A storm did start to roll in after a while forcing us to head back to port for the day. Despite the rough seas, slow boat, and sudden stormy end to it all I had a blast on this day trip!