This is a beautiful place above and below water though we had a challenging experience due to many factors. We descended at the buoy directly into what appeared to be a channel with the original plan to stay relatively shallow until we reached the second reef. With the drop off and murkier water than expected we immediately lost sight of the bottom. Even at 45 feet depth we did not see the bottom. With no visual reference we followed compass heading directly away from shore but after 8 minutes of kicking no sight of the second reef and no visual references. We also had descended to 100 feet with no view of the bottom yet. At that point we turned around and followed compass heading back towards 1st reef. We had moved a bit north/northwest so no longer in the channel and very shortly found ourselves at the bottom of the first reef. From then on had a great time exploring the first reef.