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Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Night Prowler

Once again it was time to slip in to the darkened waters of uncharted territories and find out what adventures would await us beneath in Poseidon's warm embrace. Or in other words we went for a night dive at our favourite little dive site to look for all the fun stuff.

Nope, I still don't know who this lot is...........
As soon as we dropped down, we got a visit from an unexpected visitor. At first I thought it was a goliath grouper due to the size but as it it got closer it had the unmistakable dorsal and pectoral fins of a nurse shark but as soon as we had spotted it, it did a quick U-turn and had cleared off, so no picture this time I'm afraid. Sorry.

Jill, Miss Leslie and Jonatan headed out for the mini wall for a little look see and I was left to scour the hard pan and find the good stuff. As always the gobies and blennies were out in force and more than happy to show their good side to the lens.



And not to be outdone, the crustaceans put on a good show ( some more than others if the star eyed hermit crabs were anything to go by.....) with white speckled hermits, red legged hermits, the infamous star eyed hermits and a selection of clinging crabs. Best case of crabs I've ever had. And I don't say that too often!


No, I have no idea what they are up to. Go and ask your parents.......


Did someone order octopuses because there was a lot of them around in all sizes from tiny to bloody huge which was a feat to try and keep it in the frame. They were certainly active tonight.





No yellow spotted rays tonight which was a little surprising but the peacock flounders were their usual happy self. I love these things, they have the emotional range of Victor Meldrew on weed


 Last but not least were my personal favourites, the nudis and flatworms. Unfortunately the flatworms I found were at the 1m mark and the surge was pretty ferocious so I didn't get the shots I want. But still, nudis!!




If ever you want a great shore dive and and even better night dive, Lighthouse Point is definitely the cream of the crop as far as I'm concerned. It's got something for everyone and we'll keep coming here till I get old (older), grey and my fins drop off.