This particular trip in June of 2009 was on a crowded 65 foot sailboat. It started in Nassau and wound its way through the isolated Exuma Cays. The price was low, but accommodations were minimal. Each passenger gets a bunk. Dive gear goes above deck. The rest of your stuff goes in your bunk. In order to travel light, all I brought along photographically was my D300 and 16-85 zoom. Kind of sounds like one of those one camera, one lens stories.
Just to be honest, it is very unusual to get a couple of good looking girls on this sort of trip. There is almost no privacy which keeps the girls away. Dee was a new diver from Canada traveling with her fiancee. He was preoccupied with taking pictures underwater. In exchange for looking out for Dee while she was diving, I got a beautiful six foot tall model. Brooke came with a group from Wyoming. She said that the bubbles tattoo on her ribs was because she was afraid she would pop. Both of these girls looked great in their bikinis and they lounged around all day in them allowing occasional candid shots. Everyone appearing in these photographs was asked first if they wanted to participate.
One of the highlights of the trip was that I completed scuba dive number 1000.
If you search Google Images for the swimming pigs, you will notice that many people have appropriated it without giving me credit or compensation. I actually took the picture. You will mostly find the color version, but I like it better in black and white.