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skeptic that I am...

Discussion in 'Bonaire' started by gbf, Jul 30, 2019.

  1. gbf

    gbf Manta Ray

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    After many years of doubting the existence of frogfishes, seahorses, mermaids, and the green flash we saw one at last.

    Went to captain Dons for happy hour, Moogie, and pizza last night. We watched the sun set and there it was, a bright emerald green, no-doubt-about-it, flash.

    So, over the last several years we've seen frog fish, seashorses, and now a green flash.

    But those mermaids... I'm just not a believer until I see one.
     
  2. JoeFriday

    JoeFriday Photographer

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    Green flash?

    How many beers...
     
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  3. Paul - Bonscuba

    Paul - Bonscuba Angel Fish

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    I must confirm that was indeed a green flash yesterday! I also never believed anyone saying they saw it. Pretty cool :)
     
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  4. Altamira

    Altamira ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Yes, the green flash does exist. Most commercial pilots that fly East to West routes in the vicinity of sunset or West to East routes at sunrise have likely seen the green flash. Sailors and beachgoers can also see the green flash if the horizon is unrestricted and atmospheric conditions are right The problem is that if you blink at the wrong time, you miss it.
     
  5. gbf

    gbf Manta Ray

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    Do you know me??

    Jason Mises a mean margarita...
     
  6. tursiops

    tursiops Marine Scientist and Master Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I've seen a number of them, but then I'm an oceanographer....

    My first was on a research cruise northwest of Scotland. We were a group of maybe 20 all standing on the fantail having a cup of coffee after dinner, watching the sun go down and talking about the green flash. We were all scientists and mostly skeptics. Then, it happened....and it was an instantaneous conversion to all believers. Wow. I've seen many more now, including one I got a picture of. The Vatican Observatory has published a book of photos of the green flash. The second floor of the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Colorado has photos on its walls.
     
  7. Damselfish

    Damselfish Solo Diver

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    Yep its real. I’ve only seen one really good one ever though. The rest I had to convince myself.
     
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  8. tech_diver

    tech_diver Dive Equipment Manufacturer

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    For years, I thought the green flash was like a snipe hunt until I actually saw one. Now you can see videos of it on youtube.

    It looks nothing like what you would expect from the stories.
     
  9. NDL_Diver

    NDL_Diver Barracuda

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    See a green flash evertime I drink a Heineken.
     
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  10. tursiops

    tursiops Marine Scientist and Master Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I'm sorry you've never seen a real one.
     

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