Category Dive Logs

Escape Reef – St George, Grenada

Chaetodon ocellatus in Grenada

11:30 morning dive. 50 – 60 minute bottom time.

Saw 5 to 15 Serranidae spp. (at least 2 different species were observed)
Each grouper was solitary and some were seen hiding in the centre of sponges.
Saw 15 to 30 Chaetodon ocellatus.
Most were foraging at corals alone or in groups of 2.
Most of these fishes are observed at 30 to 50 feet

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Kansas Reef – St George, Grenada

sea turtle foraging for food

Early morning 09:45 dive. 50 – 60 minutes bottom time.

Saw 25 to 35 Chaetodon ocellatus
Most are around 20 cm long with 1 to 5 fishes being around 10 cm in length
Most are found alone or in groups of 2.
There were 2 groups of 3 and 1 group of 4.
All were swimming near corals, foraging for presumably food.
These fishes were found at a depth of 30 to 50 feet.

Saw a sea turtle that appears to be foraging for food.

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Castle Rock, Komodo

Just insane! Sharks literally EVERYWHERE! We dropped down to 28 meters and there were a pack of hunting Grey Sharks, amazing and they are huge! There is a bowl at 5 m where we did our safety stop as the current whirled around us – it was the perfect shelter and end to a perfect dive. My favourite so far!

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Noumea, Boulari pass, New Caledonia

Boulari Pass Island

The minimum to be expected to see in South-Pacific can be observed during the first ten minutes: multicolored tropical fishes, huge triggerfishes, tunas, banks of carangs and phosphorescent corals. In the following fifteen minutes, local specialities have been observed in drifting dive: a big mother loach, some small black-tipped and white-tipped sharks (a metre fifty maximum), some grey sharks (two metres fifty maximum) and a big tortoise at a distance within ten metres. With that, one already can be satisfied and it is what Gérald was thinking whereas they were crossing a rather beautiful coral platter but with no more surrounding fauna: “And here we are, it is finished … Not bad at all!”...

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Mafia Island, Zanzibar, Tanzania

Amazing reef with large potato groupers, humpback wrasse, hawksbill turtles, and plenty of parrot, butterfly and angelfish. There has been some damage by dynamite fishing but there are still areas with good diving.

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Hunga Reef, Zanzibar, Tanzania

Lots of really nice hard and soft coral on this dive site but it was so full of reef fish that most of the time I couldn’t see much else. Great schools of barracuda, huge schools of snappers and some really nice bat fish. Cobias and schools of trevallies. Wonderful dive site.

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Froggy Lair, Mabul

I dived with a group of divers come for Sipadan. There was a giant grouper family on the dive. At least 5 and 4 with yellow fins, up to 1.5 to 2 m. and a really big one, think about 2,5 m 600 pound or something the biggest thing I’ve ever seen diving!.

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Reqqa Point, Malta

Entry to dive was down a ladder. Finned to left with a wall left shoulder. Big shoals of green chromis. Lovely dive!

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Hilma Hooker, Bonaire

Wonderful coral. Easy dive profile. 30 meter plus visibility. We really liked this dive site. Big, big wreck with nice sponges and lots of fish in the vicinity. It lies on the sandy bottom of a beautifully reefed slope. Pristine coral. Terrific soft fans and loads of fish. Great dive!

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Manuelita Coral (Night Dive), Costa Rica

Hundreds and hundreds of white tip sharks swarming in crystal clear ebony coloured water weaving gracefully through the nooks and crannies of the coral below searching for a meal. Little fish hiding behind rocks and even divers, hoping not to be spied. Then – CRACK!!!! – a shark finds a morsel and send the hundreds of other shark into a frenzy of movement. Thirty seconds later, the slow graceful ballet of movement resumes as if nothing had happened. What a rush!!

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