Scuba diving, free diving and low tide walks in South East Queensland for June /July

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Scuba diving, free diving and low tide walks in South East Queensland for June /July

Post  liquidg on 8th July 2015, 11:14 am

For June and July so far the vis has been low on average and the temperature has varied from some days at 23c down to 19c and back up, it's all over the place depending how strong and how close in the east auzy current has gotten to the shore line.
It brings warmer temps and very soon the first south to north burst of currents happens and that makes it much colder and brings with it white pointers and larvae/juveniles of fish such as conspicillatus and extra latezonatus amphiprions, to name just two southerners heading our way.

On average we have had very calm seas, with some days almost spectacular in their quality!

There has been hideous current days where there is white water around us as we move into the water, “we know how to accurately predict the currents now”, to dead still days where it so good where you feel that something has to go wrong it is too good!

These pics are from Danny’s and my cameras of our free and scuba dive trips and low ride walks with Dave and who ever else can fit.

A nice fine start to this day out in the water.


Very calm bar.


Smooth water once in the open ocean.


Lots of current this day.


This is on the way back in, nice spot for a picnic, with the birds, lol


This is a greasy cods mouth full of teeth from one we got while spearfishing on the wreck.


A young cephalopholis miniata.


Red quadricolor acid rain anem.


A large estuarine file fish.


An unusual deep-water cup style sponge.


Common soap fish, the soap name is because when in stress they emit a white soapy substance to the water and if a bucket, it kills every one.



Valentini puffer fish.


Sawtail juvenile hiding net to a bream.


Oyster shell


Hispidus toad fish



Leather jacket, very good eating!


This poor limpet is covered in barnacles.


Plenty of bream and black fish here.


Siderea moray eel.


Juvenile heteractis crispa.


Large cuttle fish



A large black fish


Pispar ascidian


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Sunrise


sunset


Birds


Old bottle


Patterned sand stone.


Plate coral


leather coral cluster


Sponges


xenia




Two and three tone brain corals








Basic brain corals






Acans




A very common padina


Bald goni


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sunrise pics








smooth water


not the best vis


dead turtle


a little ray of sunshine


hiding sea star


the same one


long spin esea urchin


cushion sea star


banded shrimp


sponges










soap fish


Blue padina algae




A nice shell


Hair comb with sharks


Tube worms






A few coral pics




Coral trout


Thor shrimp


Hinge back shrimps




with anthia in the back ground


Eye lash blenny


Cardinals










bubble anems


Herring in the billions


Deco urchin face


eel face


sea squirt


mat ascidians


idol and magpie morwong


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Sunrise


sunset at low tide


A cold days sunrise


a smooth bar crossing


a not so smooth bar crossing


a nice spot to stop at for a cuppa


two stone fish


temperate tube worms


deep water whip coral


purple tube worms in xenia


many banded shrimp around


a puffer face off


pineapple fish


skat


eagle ray


many lemon peel angels seen


lots of latz


volitan glowing red


normal colouration lunula, very similar to volitans


lots of fish here


anthia schooling


Rope ascidians






















More trips
Sunrises from a couple of trips












Very smooth water this day




Very calm open ocean




An interesting bar crossing


Extreme current at one site, the kelp is laying over!


Vis has been 8 to 15 metres over all


Water temp was quite cool at one site


Dave found some wreckage to check out


Always some capensis somewhere


Common sea stars


Mega brittle star with white spots


A green mega


Purple/blue sponge


Tubeworm of many seen


Blue xmas tree worm of a lot seen these days


Mertensii chaetodon


Pelewensis chaetodon


bat fish


Two large turtles




Juv reindeer wrasse


Large bull ray


Lots of nice corals


Acans






Anem close up


Eggs of something?


Oyster mouth


Puffer


Mat ascidians


Reef lobster


Old wives


Slipper lobster, no take for these guys.


Fire anem and very disguised shrimp


Scorpion fish

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