Scuba and free dive trip Saturday 28th July.

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Scuba and free dive trip Saturday 28th July.

Post  liquidg on 29th July 2012, 12:29 am

The discission for this trip was made Thursday night by Dave and it was hoped that we encounter good conditions.

The first of three sites visited had a solid 20 meters vis,the second 6 metres and the third had 10 to 15 metres vis.

The temp was from 19 to 21c,so it wasnít to painfull,but the wind was up, the current was there and we had a little to much interest from a set of teeth towards Mike and myself at the free dive site, neither of us had a spear gun with us at the time, though there it is allowed on snorkel, so it was watched quite closely.

The over all day was a little dangerous here and there, but non of us were lacking in experience so over all it was a good day.

The main thing from the day is Mike got his first blue tang and anthia from where we dropped him off at to do free diving till we got back from a scuba dive for photos, well done mate, they are not easy to catch.

This is the bar, the only calm spot on the day?? you get that with westerlies and near no swell.




A very friendly Tusk fish, it was quite large, nearly as big as me and far more teeth, big teeth!!






Lots of schooling fish here and there.








A friendly 7 foot bull shark underneath us, beside ,around ,you get my drift, it got a little to close at one stage, so thatís when you get up on the reef and get a little cut by barnacles,ouch
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Some random pics from the day.











A couple of unusual anemones, one in colour one in shape.





More random pics.







Now this is just rude,an eel three some,lol.












Two cleaner wrasse hard at work on a puffer that can take a toe or finger off in an instant.






My favourite algae, the blue one, when the next tank is finished it will go in there.




If you look closely there is an anthia in this pic that is not recorded any where I can find, wow, was it pretty.




We stoped in and had a yak to a dive operator that day,they had top conditions there as well.




A very chunky lunula lion fish, some mistake these for the volitans,the easiest way to see the difference is the lunula has no horns over the eyes.



More pics















Over all an uncomfortable day and a little unsafe in the water, but still wonderful while in chasing, swimming with the marine life and seeking out photo opportunities.


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Post  Deeg on 29th July 2012, 3:57 am

At the top of the 2nd photo ....is that a spanish?? Good to see a few quality fish speared.

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Post  Deeg on 29th July 2012, 4:00 am

make that the 4th photo

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Post  liquidg on 29th July 2012, 8:02 am

Deeg wrote:At the top of the 2nd photo ....is that a spanish?? Good to see a few quality fish speared.

Yep,that's what it is,there were some at two sites hanging around,no shots at them though that time,the teeth love to feal that sought of action-vibrations and then come in on the action,lol.

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Post  Ulster on 29th July 2012, 12:24 pm

Looks like you had a great day, the pictures are the next best thing to being there, thanks for the effort and sharing.

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Post  midjim on 30th July 2012, 1:43 pm

Yeh thanks Liquidg, you put in a lot of effort, and I love the pics they make my day. The Anemones are awesome cheers.

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Post  liquidg on 31st July 2012, 2:17 pm

Ulster wrote:Looks like you had a great day, the pictures are the next best thing to being there, thanks for the effort and sharing.

Ulster wrote:Looks like you had a great day, the pictures are the next best thing to being there, thanks for the effort and sharing.


All ways a pleasure guys, Danny and I love taking the pics.

We have some good times for sure and the few levels of forum users that check out the forum are accounted for as to what we all like to see in relation to photos taken on our trips.

The inexperienced sports diver, the more experienced divers, free divers that collect or spear fish or both, to the types of pics reef keepers would like to see and maybe something a little different that we have noticed.

We try to include all of these from the trips so all can get the feel of our wonderful south eastís dive adventures and see the mix of tropical and semi temperate life that converge here in the plankton.

Its good to include something other then just collecting and spear fishing when on trips, the camera would have been great over the many years, some things seen and experienced most would not believe, but thatís the ocean for you, vast and amazing.

I would love to have pics of how the water quality has gone down hill over the years and what it is affecting, we see many skeletal remains of wonderful corals from here that donít exist any more, not collected, they died here and can not live in these changing conditions any more.

Oh well the fisherman and divers like us will be excluded in time and blamed more and more and it is all still dieing, slowely,so its not greatly noticed and will keep disappearing and all things go full circle as usual for our society, but unlike fashion, problems with unruly youth, poverty, these go full circle and can be turned around, the ocean will take many hundreds of years to fix, once they realise that correcting our numbers and subsequent out put, will fix everything.

Sorry I rave on, but I have seen to much and love the ocean.

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