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Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Sunday morning coming down

Just one dive this morning as we had a very small window in the weather. 10 hours previously the water had been crashing over the waterfront due to a strong Northerly wind. The viz still wasn't great but why waste the opportunity to go for a dive. 

The first half of the dive was relatively uneventful marine life wise as I thought Spot and Brutus would have been out to visit us as usual, but no, they weren't around. We stopped off at the Nicholson for a shot or two with Miss Leslie doing modelling duties whilst Jill messed around doing some video stuff.

We proceeded out to the sand chute and bumped into a southern stingray coming up as we were going down. No shots unfortunately as it took off at 90 degrees as soon as it saw us. Was it something I said?

The main wall came up trumps with a plethora of goodies, including turtles and nurse sharks. I saw the turtles but missed the nurse shark which apparently swam right underneath me whilst I was taking pictures of the turtle. Sometimes it pays to have 360 vision apparently..........

With deco time fast approaching, we moved back to the shallows when Spot and Brutus decided to join us. They must have decided to have a some extra time in bed this morning. They brought one of their french angelfish friends along with them who was more than happy to hang around the lens for a few shots.

And I have no idea who these pair are but they ruined a perfectly good photo!! 

And if anyone is interested in seeing the video shot by Jill of the dive, I've put it below. IF you have problems watching it in your browser, you can always watch it direct on Youtube. Nurse shark making a break for it at around the 2:30 mark. 

The weather is still supposed to be a bit hist and miss the rest fo the week but hopefully we'll get back in the water a time or two over the Easter weekend.

Video link: HERE


Tuesday, 4 April 2017

The village green preservation society

Reef, fish and perfect deep blue as far as the eye can see. The conditions were perfect at Lighthouse Point and I never like to miss a macro opportunity when I'm here. Everyone knows this is my go to place for the small stuff, but today was a pleasant surprise given the bigger stuff that was hanging around, namely a crap load of turtles.

And I got some decent video of my turtle having a nosh on the sponge whilst Jill was off filming another turtle cruising over the mini wall. It was a busy morning.

Lots of cleaner stations were also busy with everyone trying to look their best to impress for the weekend. They must know something we don't.......

 Some lovely gobies and blennies took some time to stop for the camera as well, which was appreciated. I love these little fellas as they have such a wide range of expressions and because their a good challenge to get extreme macro shots of.

That's all for this one today, nice and short. I'll have some East End diving posted soon is anyone is interested. Mostly trying to get organised for Soccorro in several weeks time. Looking forward to that one. Been a while since I was off island.