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Catawba County, North Carolina
January 31, 2012
April 1, 2003
Located off Point Guignard the boat trip from Fort Young Hotel was less than half an hour. Moored within sight of shore, we jump into the calm waters descending to a depth of 70’ among coral fingers and a small wall with plenty of elephant ear sponges and soldier fish darting in and out of the sea feathers. Heading toward shore an abundance of huge sand dollars dot the sandy bottom. A couple of eels and a sea turtle acknowledge our presence along with puffer fish, blue tangs and others.
At a depth of just under 20’ feet is a gorge where trails of bubbles lead upward to the surface. I placed my fingers over a few of the bubble streams to discover to my astonishment that they were not warm. Seeing my amazement, the guide showed me a large one that was so warm it obscured the water in nearby. Barely able to maintain the shallow depth, we headed off in the direction of the boat.
With a wetsuit on, I lacked the experience of feeling the bubbles. Had I known snorkeling from the shore was a very popular option, I would have chosen that instead. Although a unique dive, it was very expensive. Each piece of rental gear such as regulator, buoyancy compensator, wetsuit etc…cost $10, not to mention the $30 round trip taxi fare.
From journal Dominica's Boiling Lake & Falls