Under our docked boat.
Dive site Bari Reef, max depth 14.3 m/47 ft, late afternoon.
Out in the blue past the drop-off.
In kayak by shallow water (around 1-2 feet) We were just moving into the channel by a deeper spot when the water by us exploded and I saw the back half of a very large fish. Then shortly after we saw a giant fish 5+ feet jump completely out of the water.
A bunch of large tarpon swimming around under our docked boat.
Quite a few swimming around under our docked boat.
The Elopiformes /ɨˌlɒpɨˈfɔrmiːz/ are the order of ray-finned fish including the tarpons, tenpounders, and ladyfish, as well as a number of extinct types. They have a long fossil record, easily distinguished from other fishes by the presence of an additional set of bones in the throat.