In August of 1999 I certified in Key Largo, Florida. Here I am with a puffer fish that the certification dive instructor handed to me:
Key Largo was great. Here's a parrotfish:
and a butterflyfish:
Dave went on a night dive and saw the famous Christ of the Abyss:
Many thanks to the people at Captain Slate's Atlantis Dive Center. They were very helpful through the whole process.