I was a dive master for a while and did a bit of underwater photography instruction. As they rest of the group paddled around chasing those parrot fish, we would settle to the bottom, pick a spot and wait. If you slowed down your breathing, stuff would magically appear. An amazing assortment of critters. What's even weirder is I have a pathological hatred of bugs. But I don't react that way to the sea life. My wife tells me I am complicated.
Some of those moray pictures I posted took up to an hour to get as I coaxed the eel out with a bit of fish. While patiently waiting you can't count the number of different tiny things you see.
As to the stink eye, he probably didn't approve of your color or body shape.
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