It was a very very big male of hawksbill turtle, laying on the bottom in a small patch a reef called Blacks.
It remained there during the entire dive, eating sponges!
Pics taken in the context of project Green Bubbles, H2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No 643712.
laying eggs 5 meters from the main road.
small male sea turtle recently deceased and just washing in with the tide.
The hawksbill sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) is a critically endangered sea turtle belonging to the family Cheloniidae. It is the only extant species in the genus Eretmochelys. The species has a worldwide distribution, with Atlantic and Pacific subspecies. E. i. imbricata is the Atlantic subspecies, while E. i. bissa is found in the Indo-Pacific region.