Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Aquarium and Devil's Doorway, 1/16/18

The entire range from little: Pom Pom Crab, to big: Pilot Whales, showed up on the Tuesday morning dives.  Aquarium has long been a home for exotic creatures, many of which are very small and live on the rock faces or in the rubble.  Often we will overturn rocks on the bottom to let the Yellow Tail Corises find treats.  They love it and swarm around you when you hover just off the rubble.

Today Becca found this Pom Pom Crab under a rock.

Other locals were also easy to find, such as Whitemouth Eels, Commersons Frogfish, Dragon Wrasse and Octopus.

Then on to Pawai, where we dive a lot during the winter because it is a series of moorings sheltered from the NW swell.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Air Station and Devils Doorway 1/9/18

With a swell running from the north west it was a good day to dive Pawai Bay.

Friday, January 5, 2018

Hoovers and Aquarium 1/5/18

Today we welcomed the reappearance of both the Male Whitleys and the Dragon Moray at Hoovers, a site that has been rocking this week with Mantas and other exotic critters including the Saddleback Butterfly.  There were mantas again today too.  These pics are from both Hoovers and Aquarium, where we saw the octopus, Dragon Wrasse and the Laurents Hermit Crab.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Hoovers and Freezeface 1/2/18

What a way to start the New Year!  Two Mantas, Psalm and Linda, right under the mooring as we descended at Hoovers.  They were content to simply circle around the canyons between the large pillars of rock that dominate this site.

I hung around taking pics and movies

 Video of the mantas cruising the canyons

 until I realized the dive had moved on to the north, where, after I caught up with them, we found a couple of Octopus, a lot of Potters Angels, and some very pretty Yellowtail Coris.