Kip Evans joined Dr. Sylvia Earle’s Mission Blue in 2008 as the Director of Photography and Expeditions.
One of the most amazing things about this park is that it sees no more than 400 divers a year! This is a marine wilderness with blue lagoons, coral walls covered with brightly huge sponges and colorful corals spanning from the depths to shallow reefs filled with both schooling and solitary fish and wrecks.
Elkhorn coral is a rarity in the Caribbean, but can be seen in abundance throughout the Marine Nature Park. Lots of healthy corals, fish, sponges, sharks and sea fans could be see at “Five Seas” dive site – Kip’s new favorite dive spot!
Caribbean Reef Sharks circling the dive site. There were about 15 sharks in the immediate location cruising over one of the many reefs.
A revered Silky Shark swims by.
This image is of the entrance to Octopus Cave, an area where large groupers, schooling fish, and sharks – of course – congregate.
Dr. David Guggenheim, a well know scientist and activist for these waters descends for a dive. Click here to learn about his work in Cuba.
An Osprey coming in for a landing. Osprey collect small pieces of wood from the mangrove forest to build their nests.