After a cheeky surface current the decent was done and the first treat of the beautiful dive was this massive fella!!! I found him intriguing with his strange jaw ‘gurning’ ;) The reason for this is the eel needs to push water down his throat to rush fresh oxygenated water over his gills. I waited for some time for a cleaner wrasse to pop along and clean his teeth but to no avail. He was however massive and greeted me at the very first part of yet another stunning dive. As t
It was another great day for www.turtlewatchcamp.org today as the team here at TWC witnessed the magical release of over 100 healthy baby hawksbills sea turtles. Since i have been working so close with sea turtles for some time now my respect for them has grown immensely. In the past i have seen over 15 sea turtles in one single dive before and thought is was really cool but never really appreciated it like i do now. Its such a more deep and meaningful feeling now knowing mor
We found this well-camouflaged ambush predator at a beauitful site not far from our island on a dive lead by Caroline Batu Batu's Divemaster Trainee. The white Devil Scorpion fish spends most of its time resting motionless on the seafloor somtimes for days, looking more like part of the reef than a fish. When smaller fishes venture near, the scorpionfish makes a quick lunge and opening its huge mouth in a fraction of a second inhales the prey into its large un heavenly mouth.
After a really magical dive with Scorpion fish, Batfish, Stingrays & a whopping 20+ meter viz we began the ascent only to bump into this locally rare Crown Jelly fish pulsing above our heads at the 3 min safety stop with its own entrourage of small fish. Our new and eager DMT Caroline was greeted by this 650 million year old creature after our 28 meter deep dive! Here she is guiding her first certified diver in open water... Jelly fish are a hardened and almost invincible pre