Diving with Old Friends

Diving under the old Rapid Bay Jetty is often just like catching up with old friends, mostly good fun but sometimes leading to unexpected and beautiful surprises. Normally divers avoid currents, the biggest risk being swept off a dive plan and getting lost. Diving with a reference like a reef line or jetty pylons can […]

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Back Scatter Squid

Anyone who as taken a flash photograph while it is snowing would know just how annoying those fuzzy white blurs of light can be. It’s like the physical world is conspiring against you. You see your subject fine through the rain or snow yet in the captured image the main even is upstaged by a […]

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Things That Go Bump In The Night

Well it was more like ‘boo’ than ‘bump’ as this rough rock crab (Nectocarcinus integrifrons) stood its ground. I am not sure who was more surprised as I swam past a pylon to find this guy, claws reared, and that unmistakable ‘do you want a piece of me!’ look in its eyes. I am sure […]

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Cuttle’s Last Stand

Impressive as his pose may be there is not much fight or life left in this big male cuttlefish. Countless fights have fought for the reward of an intimate encounter. He’s still in one piece so there is a very good chance his progeny and genetic line will live on. That’s all that matters in […]

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Poser

He’s on the hunt for a breeding mate. Iridescent waves of chromatophore colour ripple from head to tail. Tenticles outstretch ready to caress or to fight. He’s beautiful and he knows it and nothing will stop him from getting what he wants, … except perhaps the hundreds of other males around him with the same […]

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