Since I loved to Guam, I feel like I spend a lot of my time underwater. One of the best places to do that is Fish Eye Marine Park.
Grab your snorkel and wade out under the bridge. When you get into water that is too deep to stand, start swimming to the left.
This will bring you through an ancient forest of coral, and give you the opportunity to see a lot of cool fish.
Normally, you wouldn’t want to feed the fish in the ocean. However, they already feed them as the fish eye tourist attraction, so sometimes I bring along some rice or peas to give them.
They are so used to eating food from humans that they swam all around and it’s cute.
I am trying to learn all the names of the fish, but unfortunately the locals want to teach me the Chamorro words. That’s not something I will ever use outside of Guam.
Once I find a fish guide for this (very remote) part of the Pacific Ocean, I will try to caption future fish pictures with the names of the fish.
In the meantime, here are some pictures of things you can see at Fish Eye.
I think this is a butterfly fish.
And, I know this one is called a flounder.
As for this little guy, I know he’s a rainbow parrot fish.
This seems to have a shape like a damsel fish.
And, this one I do know. It’s a Picasso Triggerfish. They bite, so avoid them.
Here’s a star fish. Ours our blue, but usually they have five arms. I am not sure why this one has six.
And, this is a Picasso Triggerfish with a Wrasse. I really enjoy the different kinds of Wrasse, but I don’t know all their names.
Whatever this one is, it has a great pattern. Shame they’re always digging up the sand so it’s hard to get a good picture.
This is another kind of Triggerfish, but I don’t know its name.
And this is a soft coral forest full of fish. This is to the left of the Fish Eye, swimming into the Piti Bomb Holes. However, there is a lot of soft coral to the right of the bridge as well.
Some of the bomb holes are very deep, but there are lots of shallow places too. Don’t be afraid to swim over the deep parts to get to the shallower parts.
You can go all the way out to the second reef, which is past the Fish Eye bridge and the Fish Eye structure at least another 100 meters.
There are great views and huge coral forests covering a huge area, so look around a lot!