The Bluff is a difficult place at the best of times to dive and observe Leafy Seadragons.
With a consistent southerly swell, strong surge and flailing kelp it can be hard to pickout the leafies from the fronds.
There are usually quite a few around but it is not uncommon for divers to spend a while staring into kelp before their first leafy magically comes into focus.
Once spotted it’s a good idea to keep your eyes on the leafy as it sways back and forth in the surge. Even a moments distraction could mean that ‘now you see me, now you don’t’.
Photo: Robert Rath, ‘Now You See Me’ 1/200s f/3.2 ISO200 15mm