I’d often seen snapper before on the wreck of the ex-HMAS Hobart but usually small ruggers and often large schools of them.
The occasional large snapper would cruise past from time to time but never really big and always very flighty. On this dive however we discovered several large, metre plus, fish sheltering inside the wreck down around 20m below the surface.
Attempts to approach and photograph from the outside proved frustrating as the snapper would simply move deeper into the wreck. In the end I approached them from inside the wreck coming as close as I dared not to spook them.
There was no sense of colour or detail from in here but watching their beautiful silhouettes against the backdrop of open water behind was magical enough.
I simply wished I could have lingered here longer.