Hawksbills Sea Turtles of Bonaire

The hawksbill sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) can commonly be found grazing on coral reefs. I found this particular turtle on an afternoon dive eating algae off sand and rocks. This turtle was probably the calmest and most photogenic turtle I've ever seen. She remained unbothered while I photographed her for twenty minutes, occasionally taking trips to the surface to breathe.

Green Sea Turtles of Bonaire

The green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) is often found grazing on seagrass. The turtles pictured above were found swimming over the seagrass meadows near Bonaire's salt pier. After diving the salt pier, it's almost certain that you will encounter at least one of these turtles if you exit from the north. The perfect end to a perfect dive.

Green Sea Turtles of Turks and Caicos

The turtles pictured above were found feeding on seagrass off the shores of Providenciales. These were the most skittish out of all the turtles I've encountered, probably due to the fact that most of the humans they encounter are splashing beachgoers rather than divers.