The reason you float and don’t touch the coral is not to protect the coral. That’s what my dive instructor told me. It’s to prevent you from getting hurt from touching something best left alone. This guy was just sitting there on the bottom. Farid saw it. Geez! I never see this stuff. But now that we have a close up you can easily see it. It’s not good to get stung by a stone fish. I’ll practice floating better. I promise, Julia.