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Some underwater pics from diving in St. Croix. I stayed in a
small cottage at the Cane Bay Dive Shop. It was very quaint. They had propane heated water and at the time, long
hot showers were not possible. The cabin also had a propane stove. It was interesting watching the local TV at
night. In 2003 they had public service announcements that "Rape is not OK"; the nurse who worked in dialysis at the local hospital had been fired, and the patients were us upset they were throwing chairs in the dialysis lobby - they liked her a lot. They were looking for a missing tourist who was last seen walking off one of the roads. From watching the TV I started to feel like I was staying in the Wild Wild West and not on a tropical Caribbean island that is also a US Territory.
Back in 2003, I mostly was using my Nikonos V underwater film camera, and if I remember correctly, all of these images were taken with that and the precious bag of film that I hauled through airport security and beggeg them not to send through the xray machines. One of the highlights of the trip was when the dive shop manager took me into town when he did his grocery run and dropped me off at the Frederiksted Pier, a huge concrete structure about 1500 feet long that is divable on days when cruise ships are not in town. I saw some of the first sea horses that I ever saw when I was on that dive. .